signaling cell

signaling cell

[′sig·nə·liŋ ‚sel]
(physiology)
A cell whose products induce a specific response in target cells.
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Therefore, molecular pathways involved in signaling cell differentiation have been studied by many researchers in order to access a population of fully differentiated cells.
With respect to the broad beneficial effects of lithium in signaling cell pathways, in the current study, the effects of several doses of lithium chloride were evaluated on dopaminergic differentiation of human immortalized RenVm cells.
"The beauty of this study is that we now have a system in which we can investigate how a signaling cell uses these two genes Yorkie and Scalloped, which have never before been shown in blood, to direct specific cells to be made," said Martinez-Agosto, associate professor of human genetics.
The bacteria, or "bug," causing Fred's strep throat is like the extracellular signal molecule, or signaling cell, that prompts Fred to feel ill.
To be completely effective, the signal must be converted into a longer lasting one that can be delivered throughout the cell and into the nucleus to alter gene expression and relay the message of the signaling cell. Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAP-kinase) is a protein that carries out Ras functions.
"Within two to four hours of preterm babies receiving a blood transfusion, we have seen elevated levels of cytokines and chemokines - signaling cells - that stimulate inflammatory responses in the body," Dr Stark said.
They determined that ephrin-B1 controls craniofacial development by signaling cells to multiply and when there is a mutation in this gene, it causes anomalies in the cell proliferation process
Gut signaling cells make up less than 1 percent of the cells of the intestinal wall, yet together these signaling cells constitute the largest hormone-releasing organ of the body, Sternini pointed out in 2007 in Current Opinion in Pharmacology.
Because MSCs are showing themselves capable of far more than a foundation for tissue engineering, Caplan suggested the acronym should now stand for medicinal signaling cells.