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(1) (being located) Between or among cells.

(2) Of or pertaining to that (e.g. substance, space, region) between the cells.


For instance, intercellular fluid refers to the fluid between cells.

Word origin: from Middle English entre-, inter-, from Old French entre-, from Latin inter-, from inter (between, among) + cellular from Latin cellulāris, equivalent to cellul(a) (live cell).

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Re: connexins & pannexins

... is known about the properties of the three families of gap junction proteins, connexins, innexins and pannexins, emphasizing their importance as intercellular channels that provide ionic and metabolic coupling and as non-junctional channels that can function as a paracrine signaling pathway. ...

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by brad000123
Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: connexins & pannexins
Replies: 6
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Re: Does NOT contain microtubles...

... keratin, a fibrous protein, whereas flagella are made up of microtubules. Although every cell contains microtubules, as they are essential for intercellular trafficking of stuff, the hair that we see, are made up of dead cells, so no microtubules in them.

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by biba56
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Does NOT contain microtubles...
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... and levels of circulating glutamine are low. At this point in starvation, the body begins to signal with cortisol, glucagon, and other intercellular signals to slow down enzymatic activities. The bodies activities really have to do with mass action and the availability of substrate. ...

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by daniel.kurz
Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Low Burn
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Views: 3887


Do someone know the difference in funtion of soluble intercellular adhesion molecule (sICAM) and ICAM ?? Is there a difference at all??

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by dianesmit
Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: ICAM and sICAM
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Views: 1741


... the same respiratory system. The double membrane around the mitochondria signifies originally there was some kind of immune response to it, as intercellular pathogens, such as samonella, also induce this kind of response, where the cell coats these in a lysosome filled with protolytic enzymes ...

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by Sepals
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Modern mitochondria
Replies: 12
Views: 12615
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