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Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins

Regulatory proteins and peptides that are signaling molecules involved in the process of PARACRINE COMMUNICATION. They are generally considered factors that are expressed by one cell and are responded to by receptors on another nearby cell. They are distinguished from HORMONES in that their actions are local rather than distal.

Year introduced: 2003

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Tree Number(s): D12.644.276, D12.776.467, D23.529

MeSH Unique ID: D036341

Entry Terms:

  • Paracrine Peptide Factors
  • Peptide Factors, Paracrine
  • Paracrine Protein Factors
  • Growth Factors

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