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Of or relating to a hormone or to a secretion released by (endocrine) cells into the adjacent cells or surrounding tissue rather than into the bloodstream.


Word origin: "para" = alongside of or next to.

Related terms: paracrine signaling.

Compare: autocrine.

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Re: connexins & pannexins

... their importance as intercellular channels that provide ionic and metabolic coupling and as non-junctional channels that can function as a paracrine signaling pathway. We discuss that two distinct groups of proteins form gap junctions in deuterostomes (connexins) and protostomes (innexins), ...

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by brad000123
Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: connexins & pannexins
Replies: 6
Views: 6471

Flu symptoms...sympathetic or parasympathetic?

well i would think it's both, and there are a lot of hormones and paracrine signaling molecules that operate to produce flu symptoms..

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by MrMistery
Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Flu symptoms...sympathetic or parasympathetic?
Replies: 1
Views: 2203

adipose tissue - urgent help

... cools passively. d) Generation of heat by NST uses mainly aerobic metabolism. e) Generation of heat by NST uses mainly anaerobic metabolism. 3.In paracrine signalling in adipose tissue, do signals pass from only from adipocytes to stromal-vascular tissues? And can any cell be both a signaller ...

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by Juanita1
Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: adipose tissue - urgent help
Replies: 2
Views: 3204


... system. 3. Decarboxylation into histamine which is found predominately in mast cells and plays important roles in immune function and as a paracrine agent acting on the stomach. 4.?? However, I keep re-reading the question and it seems to be asking the role of histidine in fuel metabolism??? ...

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by jmyhre
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Histidine
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Views: 3747

Golgi Bodies

... many more plasma membrane proteins that function in depolarization, signaling and adhesion, they probably secrete more signaling proteins(like paracrine hormones). Of course, epithelial cells do the same things but probably on a smaller scale, so to say.

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by MrMistery
Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Golgi Bodies
Replies: 3
Views: 3151
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