Intracrine refers to a hormone that acts inside a cell, regulating intracellular events. Steroid hormones act through intracellular (mostly nuclear) receptors and, thus, may be considered to be intracrines. In contrast, peptide or protein hormones, in general, act as endocrines, autocrines, or paracrines by binding to their receptors present on th...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: in′tră-krin Definitions: 1. Denoting self-stimulation through cellular production of a factor that acts within the cell.
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