progenitor cell

progenitor cell
In development a "parent" cell that gives rise to a distinct cell lineage by a series of cell divisions.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Cell potency — Pluripotent, embryonic stem cells originate as inner mass cells within a blastocyst. The stem cells can become any tissue in the body, excluding a placenta. Only the morula s cells are totipotent, able to become all tissues and a placenta. The… …   Wikipedia

  • cell fate — Of an embryonic parent (progenitor) cell or cell type, the range and distribution of differentiated tissues formed by its daughter cells. For example, cells of the neural crest differentiate to form (among other things) cells of the peripheral… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • cell line — noun A biological tissue or group of individual cells that are genetically identical as a result of dividing mitotically from a single progenitor cell …   Wiktionary

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  • Neural stem cell — Latin cellula nervosa precursoria Code TH H2.00.01.0.00010 Neural stem cells (NSCs) are the self renewing, multipotent cells that generate the main phenotypes of the nervous system. In 1989, Sally Temple described multipotent, self renewing… …   Wikipedia

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