Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.

Paracrine signaling

From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

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.