What are some examples of endocrine, autocrine, and paracrine signaling?

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Dec 20, 2015

Answer:

Autocrine signaling is when a cell sends signals to itself, paracrine signaling is when neighboring cells signal to each other, and endocrine signaling is when cells, via hormones, relay messages throughout the body.

Explanation:

An example of endocrine signaling includes the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.

  • Hypothalamus produces CRH #-># Anterior pituitary produces ACTH #-># Adrenal cortex produces Cortisol