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Messagingunder construction...still a bit to do...

The second messenger system, involves reception of hormones or growth factors by specific extracellular receptors inducing a cascade of interactions in the cytoplasm, eventually inducing various different events. Many aspects of these cascades are still subjects of active research.

Here is some material by Judith Murray-Rust.

See the article "Just Obeying Orders" on page 26 of the latest edition (27th May '95) of New Scientist.


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J. Walshaw & A. Mills