paracrine signalling

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paracrine signalling

chemical signalling between cells of a local and short-lived nature.
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hSVACs produced and released microRNA-132 (miR-132) as a paracrine agent, which exerts proangiogenic, prosurvival, and antifibrotic activities and likely plays a key role as an activator of cardiac healing.