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The term '''paracrine''' refers to a [[secretion]] mode of [[glandular]] [[cell]]s, where their products are delivered to [[interstitium]] of their proximate environment.
 
The term '''paracrine''' refers to a [[secretion]] mode of [[glandular]] [[cell]]s, where their products are delivered to [[interstitium]] of their proximate environment.
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==Physiology==
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[[Tissue hormone]]s and [[cytokine]]s have a predominantly paracrine action. Additionally, some endocrine cells like pancreatic [[beta cell]]s or cells of anterior [[pituitary]] gland are secreted in paracrine manner (in addition to their classical endocrine effects). Typical [[information processing structure|control patterns]] of paracrine secretion are [[lateral inhibition]] and [[ultra-short feedback]].
  
 
Related secretion modes are
 
Related secretion modes are

Revision as of 19:40, 5 August 2006

From greek krinein - to separate
German: parakrin

The term paracrine refers to a secretion mode of glandular cells, where their products are delivered to interstitium of their proximate environment.

Physiology

Tissue hormones and cytokines have a predominantly paracrine action. Additionally, some endocrine cells like pancreatic beta cells or cells of anterior pituitary gland are secreted in paracrine manner (in addition to their classical endocrine effects). Typical control patterns of paracrine secretion are lateral inhibition and ultra-short feedback.

Related secretion modes are

Endocrinology is the science and clinical speciality of endocrine, and in a broader sense paracrine secretion.

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