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The Network of Intracellular Signal Processing as a Main Site of Cellular Responses in Toxicity

  • Friedrich Marks
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 93)

Abstract

The ability to communicate is one of the characteristic properties of cells and may actually be considered as the fundamental condition of life. Communication takes place through the exchange of signals. Biological signals are symbols, i.e. they have a distinct meaning. To respond adequately the receiver has to both recognize and decipher a signal. For this purpose prior information is required, which may either have been acquired or is genetically fixed.

Keywords

Phorbol Ester Okadaic Acid Tumor Promoter Mitogenic Signal Intrinsic GTPase Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Friedrich Marks
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  1. 1.Research Program Tumor Cell RegulationGerman Cancer Research CenterHeidelbergGermany

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