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Descriptor English:   Second Messenger Systems 
Descriptor Spanish:   Sistemas de Mensajero Secundario 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Sistemas do Segundo Mensageiro 
Synonyms English:   Intracellular Second Messenger
Intracellular Second Messengers
Messenger, Second
Messengers, Intracellular Second
Messengers, Second
Second Messenger
Second Messenger System
Second Messenger, Intracellular
Second Messengers
Second Messengers, Intracellular
System, Second Messenger
Systems, Second Messenger  
Tree Number:   G02.111.820.800
Definition English:   Systems in which an intracellular signal is generated in response to an intercellular primary messenger such as a hormone or neurotransmitter. They are intermediate signals in cellular processes such as metabolism, secretion, contraction, phototransduction, and cell growth. Examples of second messenger systems are the adenyl cyclase-cyclic AMP system, the phosphatidylinositol diphosphate-inositol triphosphate system, and the cyclic GMP system. 
Indexing Annotation English:   a metab concept; IM; coord with substance acting as the second messenger (IM) with /physiol or /antag as applicable; DF: SECOND MESSENGERS
History Note English:   89 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
DE drug effects ES ethics
GE genetics IM immunology
PH physiology RE radiation effects
Record Number:   23824 
Unique Identifier:   D015290 

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