cell signaling


cell signaling
synthesis and release by a cell of a substance, such as a hormone, that binds to receptors on and effects a specific response in a target cell.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cell signaling — is part of a complex system of communication that governs basic cellular activities and coordinates cell actions. [Witzany, G. (2000). Life: The Communicative Structure. Norderstedt, Libri BoD.] The ability of cells to perceive and correctly… …   Wikipedia

  • Cell signaling — …   Википедия

  • cell-to-cell signaling — The transfer of information from one cell to another …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Cell theory — refers to the idea that cells are the basic unit of structure in every living thing. Development of this theory during the Mid 1600s was made possible by advances in microscopy. This theory is one of the foundations of biology. The theory says… …   Wikipedia

  • cell — cell1 cell like, adj. /sel/, n. 1. a small room, as in a convent or prison. 2. any of various small compartments or bounded areas forming part of a whole. 3. a small group acting as a unit within a larger organization: a local cell of the… …   Universalium

  • Cell surface receptor — The seven transmembrane α helix structure of a G protein coupled receptor Cell surface receptors (membrane receptors, transmembrane receptors) are specialized integral membrane proteins that take part in communication between the cell and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Signaling molecule — A signaling molecule is a chemical involved in transmitting information between cells. Such molecules are released from the cell sending the signal, cross over the gap between cells by diffusion, and interact with specific receptors in another… …   Wikipedia

  • Cell membrane — Illustration of a Eukaryotic cell membrane The cell membrane or plasma membrane is a biological mem …   Wikipedia

  • Cell biology — Not to be confused with Cell (biology). Cell research redirects here. For the journal, see Cell Research (journal) …   Wikipedia

  • Cell cycle checkpoint — Cell cycle checkpoints are control mechanisms that ensure the fidelity of cell division in eukaryotic cells. These checkpoints verify whether the processes at each phase of the cell cycle have been accurately completed before progression into the …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.