What type of cell communication occurs if a cell secretes a growth factor that then acts on neighbor?
Jul 26, 2016
When one cell secretes a factor/ hormone that acts on a neighboring cell, it is called paracrine signaling.
This in contrast to:
- autocrine signaling: cell secretes a factor/hormone that has an effect on the same cell
- endocrine signaling: cell secretes a factor/hormone into the bloodstream and has an effect at a cell elsewhere in the body.