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Definition of "autocrine" [autocrine]

  • (of a hormone, neuropeptide... or about its effect or action) That acts on the cell that produced it. (adjective)

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Use "autocrine" in a sentence
  • "(Effect of the secretion of the cell on itself is called autocrine effect) on T cell i.e. it self (blocked by cortisol) 3) activates B cells which on antigenic stimulation mature into plasma cells and produce antibodies b) Granulocyte and monocyte colony stimulation factor (GMcSF)."
  • "My associates and I also demonstrated that GH-RH, which we found in mammary, ovarian, endometrial lung cancers and other tumors, is probably an autocrine growth factor."
  • "Pancreatic NETs generally proliferate by the autocrine activation of the mTOR signaling pathway, mediated through insulin-like growth factor."
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