autocrine factor


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autocrine factor

A growth factor produced by the cell that stimulates the same cell to grow.
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Hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor is an autocrine factor for human normal bronchial epithelial and lung carcinoma cells.
The fact that IL-6 acts as an autocrine factor to stimulate CRP production in macrophages is not well known; however, the increased synthesis and secretion of CRP, IL-6, and soluble IL-6 receptor by macrophage-derived foam cells in the arterial intima has been demonstrated (Ballou and Lozanski 1992; Jones et al.
Galson et al., "Monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) acts as a paracrine and autocrine factor for prostate cancer growth and invasion," Prostate, vol.