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Medical Term:

cell-cell signaling pathway


Definition: extracellular signals that regulate cell proliferation in adult tissues; during embryogenesis they affect gene expression, positioning of the mitotic spindle, cell shape, cell-cell interactions, and cell migration. Many of the effects are thought to be mediated by the cytoskeleton.

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