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Paracrine signaling

Definition

noun

A form of cell signaling in which the target cell is near the signal-releasing cell.


Supplement

Examples of paracrine signaling include responses to allergens, tissue repair, the formation of scar tissue, and blood clotting.

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

Compare: autocrine signaling.


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Re: connexins & pannexins

... 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 ...

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by brad000123
Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:54 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: connexins & pannexins
Replies: 6
Views: 5785

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: 1997

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 ...

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by MrMistery
Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:39 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Golgi Bodies
Replies: 3
Views: 2942


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