induced pluripotent stem cell

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Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells or iPSCs) are a type of pluripotent stem cell artificially derived from a non-pluripotent cell. Various methods exist to revert cells to pluripotency such as reprogramming mediated through a mature metaphase II oocyte as in somatic cell nuclear transfer.

Synonyms: iPSC, iPS cell

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