signaling molecules

signaling molecules

substances synthesized by cells for purposes of extracellular communication between cells.
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They found the identical mixture of sensory interneurons developed when they added the same signaling molecules to induced pluripotent stem cells, which are produced by reprogramming a patient's own mature cells such as skin cells.
The new method involves adding critical signaling molecules to precursor cells a few days earlier than previous methods specified.
These cells in turn increase the production of signaling molecules that are thought to drive excess production of the chronic airway mucus typical of COPD.
Washington, May 13 ( ANI ): Johns Hopkins scientists have unearthed clues about which protein signaling molecules are allowed into hollow, hair-like "antennae," called cilia, that alert cells to critical changes in their environments.
Many bacteria coordinate via a process called quorum sensing, which involves both releasing a steady stream of signaling molecules into the environment and then sensing the signaling molecules.
Signaling pathways involved in the assembly, disassembly, and maintenance of TJ are controlled by a number of signaling molecules, such as protein kinase C, mitogen-activated protein kinases, myosin light chain kinase, and Rho GTPases.
Levels of two crucial signaling molecules called interleukins, IL-6 and IL-10, were boosted in the brains of the rodents, the scientists found.
Lipid rafts/ caveolae serve as such a plasma membrane (PM) microdomain wherein highly specific signaling molecules are assembled so as to efficiently execute a defined signaling event with precision.
In other rat studies, blueberry consumption reversed stress-induced alterations in cell signaling molecules in the hippocampus and induced activation of a multi-functional transcription factor required for long-term memory.
Thus, bacterial numbers must reach a certain level, or quorum, to generate the critical concentration of these signaling molecules.
The luxI and luxR systems have been identified in de almost all gram-negative bacteria, and cell-to-cell signaling molecules (peptides) have been identified in more than 30 species of gram-positive bacteria.

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