Cellular communication (biology)

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Cellular communication is an umbrella term used in biology and more indepth in biophysics and biochemistry to identify different types of communication methods between living cells. Some of the methods include cell signaling among others. The Journal of 'Cell Communication and Signaling', often synthesizes research on this topic.

Intercellular communication[edit]

Intercellular communication refers to the communication between cells. Membrane vesicle trafficking has an important role in intercellular communications in humans and animals, e.g., in synaptic transmission, hormone secretion via vesicular exocytosis. Inter-species and interkingdom signaling is the latest field of research for microbe-microbe and microbe-animal/plant interactions for variety of purposes at the host-pathogen interface.

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  • Analysis of connexin expression during mouse Schwann cell development identifies Connexin29 as a novel marker for the transition of neural crest to precursor cells. Authors/Editors/Inventors: Li, Jing (Author); Habbes, Hans-Werner (Author); Eiberger, Juergen (Author); Willecke, Klaus (Author); Dermietzel, Rolf (Author); Meier, Carola (Author) [a]. Glia. Vol. 55 (1). JAN 1 2007. 93-103
  • A rate equation approach to elucidate the kinetics and robustness of the TGF-beta pathway. Authors/Editors/Inventors:Melke, Pontus (Author); Jonsson, Henrik (Author); Pardali, Evangelia (Author); ten Dijke, Peter (Author); Peterson, Carsten (Author) [a]. Biophysical Journal. Vol. 91 (12). DEC 2006.
  • Man1, an inner nuclear membrane protein, regulates vascular remodeling by modulating transforming growth factor beta signaling. Ishimura, Akihiko (Author); Ng, Jennifer K. (Author); Taira, Masanori (Author); Young, Stephen G. (Author); Osada, Shin-ichi. Development (Cambridge). Vol. 133 (19). OCT 1 2006.
  • Protein expression changes in the nucleus accumbens and amygdala of inbred alcohol-preferring rats given either continuous or scheduled access to ethanol. Bell, R. L. (Author) [a]; Kimpel, M. W. (Author); Rodd, Z. A. (Author); Strother, W. N. (Author); Bai, F. (Author); Peper, C. L. (Author); Mayfield, R. D. (Author); Lumeng, L. (Author); Crabb, D. W. (Author); McBride, W. J. (Author); Witzmann, F. A. (Author): Alcohol. Vol. 40 (1). AUG 2006. 3-17

Additional reading[edit]


  • Handbook of Cell Signaling / edited by Ralph Bradshaw and Edward Dennis. Academic Press, 2009. ISBN 0-12-374145-9
  • Cell communication in health and disease : readings from Scientific American magazine / edited by Howard Rasmussen. New York : Freeman, c1991. xii, 185 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. ISBN 0-7167-2224-0
  • Cell communication in nervous and immune system / [edited by] Eckart D. Gundelfinger, Constanze I. Seidenbecher, Burkhart Schraven. 1st ed. New York : Springer, 2006. ISBN 3-540-36828-0.


  • Cell adhesion & communication. Yverdon, Switzerland ; New York : Harwood Academic Publishers, 1993-c2000. Vol. 1, issue 1 (May 1993)-v. 7, no. 6 (2000). ISSN: 1061-5385
  • Cell communication & adhesion. Basingstoke, Hants, UK : Harwood Academic Publishers, c2001-). Vol. 8, issue 1 (2001)- ISSN: 1541-9061
  • Friedman, Michael, 1955-). Cell communication : understanding how information is stored and used in cells / Michael Friedman and Brett Friedman. 1st ed. New York : Rosen Pub. Group, 2005. ISBN 1-4042-0319-2
  • Intercellular communication / edited by Feliksas Bukauskas. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, N.Y., USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin’s Press, c1991. ISBN 0-7190-3269-5
  • Intercellular communication / edited by Walmor C. De Mello. New York : Plenum Press, c1977. Description: ISBN 0-306-30958-0
  • International Leucocyte Culture Conference (15th : 1982 : Asilomar and Pacific Grove, Calif.) Intercellular communication in leucocyte function : proceedings of the 15th International Leucocyte Culture Conference, Asilomar, Pacific Grove, California, December 1982 / [edited by] John W. Parker and Richard L. O’Brien. Chichester ; New York : Wiley, c1984. ISBN 0-471-90161-X :
  • Fleming, Andrew J.(Ed.). (2005). Intercellular communication in plants. Oxford : Blackwell. ISBN 1-4051-2068-1
  • Intercellular communication in plants : studies on plasmodesmata / edited by B. E. S. Gunning and A. W. Robards.Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, 1976. ISBN 0-387-07570-4


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