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Term:signalling molecule
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Definition:A molecular messenger in which the molecule is specifically involved in transmitting information between cells. Such molecules are released from the cell sending the signal, cross over the gap between cells by diffusion, and interact with specific receptors in another cell, triggering a response in that cell by activating a series of enzyme controlled reactions which lead to changes inside the cell.
Synonyms:related_synonym: signal molecule;   signal molecules;   signaling molecule;   signaling molecules;   signalling molecules

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  CHEBI ontology 19728
    role 19675
      biological role 19673
        molecular messenger 18131
          signalling molecule 8169
            1-(3,5-dichloro-2,6-dihydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)hexan-1-one 0
            1-(3,5-dichloro-2,6-dihydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)pentan-1-one 0
            2'-phospho-cyclic ADP-ribose 0
            2-heptyl-3-hydroxy-4-quinolone 0
            2-heptyl-4-hydroxyquinoline 0
            2-heptyl-4-quinolone 0
            3',5'-cyclic UMP 0
            8-nitroguanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate 0
            N-(4-coumaroyl)-L-homoserine lactone 0
            N-arachidonoylserotonin 0
            N-isovaleryl-L-homoserine lactone 0
            all-trans-retinoic acid + 7356
            autoinducer + 5
            c-di-GMP 0
            carbon monoxide 75
            farnesoic acid + 1
            gamma-aminobutyric acid + 110
            hydrogen sulfide + 1989
            myo-inositol hexakisphosphate 41
            nicotinic acid-adenine dinucleotide phosphate 5
            nitric oxide 318
            specialised pro-resolving mediator + 31
            sphingosine 1-phosphate 38
            thionitrous acid 0
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