autocrine hormone

autocrine hormone

A hormone produced by a cell that acts on itself or its immediate neighbours.
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Both of the hyperglycosylated hCG and hCG free [beta]-subunit can antagonize TGF[beta] receptor (acting as autocrine hormone), and can thus be categorized as oncogenisis factors.
Oxytocin is an important paracrine or autocrine hormone in respect to control of myometrial contractility in late gestation.
Autocrine hormones act on the cells that produce them, and neuroendocrine hormones have components of endocrine and nervous system function.