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What does autocrine and paracrine mean?

Discussion in 'MCAT Study Question Q&A' started by jdla, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. jdla

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    Autocrine and paracine

    I understand endocrine and exocrine.
     
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    autocrine - It is a form of signaling system in which the cell itself produces the signal to stimulate or halt certain cell processes.

    Paracrine - In this type of signaling system, ADJACENT cells produce signals that regulate the cells next to them.

    hope that helped
     
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    that wasn't covered in princeton review bio i thinkt hat's going a bit too much into detail.
     
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    EK says all you really need to know about the paracrine system is that it is an intermediate system of signaling between the nervous system and the endocrine system.
     

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