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Definition of "clonogenic" []

  • Having the ability to form clones (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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  • "The adult heart contains cardiac stem cells (CSCs) that are self-renewing, clonogenic (able to produce identical daughter cells), and multipotent-ie, they differentiate into all three major cardiac lineages (myocytes, vascular smooth muscle cells, and endothelial cells)."
  • "The fact that a cancer cell is found in the blood does in no way mean that it will home in a particular tissue/site and start growing a give rise to a "metastasis"... that cancer cell in the blood should also prove to be "clonogenic", i.e., be capable of replication, survival skills such as angiogenetic mechanisms i.e., provide itself with enough blood supply to grow when it has passed the 1 mm size mark."
  • "So, unless the test is able to discriminate, in the cancer cells present in the blood at any given stage of a patient's disease, those cells that will "home", are "clonogenic", etc., it does really not shed much light into prognostication on a patient's urvival, necessity of changing therapeutic plans, etc..."
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