Definition of a cellular signal

Pedro zanotta at unb.br
Tue Sep 19 12:51:58 EST 2000


Well, What about this: a disturbance in the medium "perceived" by the
cell which reacts to it altering it's physiological (or metabolical)
status.

Pedro

Vladimir Matveev wrote:
> 
> But WHAT is a signal in general???
> 
> In article <a05001901b5ed0135bda2@[24.108.134.118]>,
>   gordonr at Ms.UManitoba.CA (Richard Gordon) wrote:
> > Dear Vladimir & Ken,
> > There is an increasing body of work, starting with Avri Ben-Ze'ev
> > about 1984, and continued by Lev Beloussov, Don Ingber, me, and
> > others, showing that mechanics can be  the initial signal for some
> > events of signal transduction. See:
> >
> > Gordon, R., ed. (1994). Mechanical Engineering of the Cytoskeleton in
> > Developmental Biology. Int. Rev. Cytol. 150
> >
> 
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