• molecules
  • As opposed to endocrine factors that travel considerably longer distances via the circulatory system, other signaling molecules, such as paracrine factors involved in paracrine signalling diffuse over a relatively short distance. (wikipedia.org)
  • The movement of macromolecules and ligand molecules into the cell enables a complex transport system of intracellular signal transfers through different cellular environments until response is enabled. (wikipedia.org)
  • largely
  • The two common 5α and 5β stereoisomeric forms of steroids exist because of differences in the side of the largely planar ring system where the hydrogen (H) atom at carbon-5 is attached, which results in a change in steroid A-ring conformation. (wikipedia.org)
  • dominant
  • In a linear ranking system (often referred to as a pecking order), every member of the gender is recognized as either dominant or submissive relative to every other member, creating a linear distribution of rank. (wikipedia.org)
  • In a despotic system, one member is considered dominant while all other members of the living group are equally submissive. (wikipedia.org)
  • Function
  • Second messengers may also be sent to interact with intracellular receptors in order to enter the complex signal transport system that eventually changes cellular function. (wikipedia.org)