autocrine signaling

autocrine signaling

[¦ȯd·ə‚krīn ′sig·nəl·iŋ]
(physiology)
Signaling in which cells respond to substances that they themselves release.
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atRA is a pleiotropic, paracrine or autocrine signaling molecule produced from vitamin A through oxidative reactions carried out by the cytosolic retinaldehyde dehydrogenases RALDHl, RALDH2, and RALDH3 (Duester 2008).
Human ejaculated spermatozoa have been observed to express and secrete insulin and leptin, demonstrating that they can regulate their metabolism by means of autocrine signaling (Aquila et al.
A sampling of topics: endothelial mechanotransduction, interactions with the extracellular matrix in cellular mechanotransduction, nuclear mechanics and mechanotransduction, mechanotransduction through local autocrine signaling, and micro- and nanoscale force techniques for mechanotransduction.