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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.
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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