A substance whose release within a cell is promoted by a hormone and which brings about a response by the cell.
More example sentences
- Fatty acids function as second messengers and coregulators of gene transcription.
- Examples of proteins and second messengers that appear to act in multiple response pathways are also described.
- This enzyme is abundantly expressed in the lung tissue and thereby stabilizes the second messenger.
Definition of second messenger in:
- The US English dictionary