YRC Logo
Descriptions Names[Advanced Search]

The regulated release of serotonin by a cell or group of cells. Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, or 5-HT) is a monoamine synthesised in serotonergic neurons in the central nervous system, enterochromaffin cells in the gastrointestinal tract and some immune system cells. Any biological process involved in the generation, transmission, reception, or interpretation of a signal. A signal is an entity used to transmit or convey information. Any process that is carried out at the cellular level, but not necessarily restricted to a single cell. For example, cell communication occurs among more than one cell, but occurs at the cellular level. The process whereby a signal is secreted or discharged into the extracellular medium from a cellular source. The entirety of a process whereby information is transmitted. This process begins with the initiation of the signal and ends when a response has been triggered. The regulated release of gamma-aminobutyric acid by a cell or group of cells. The gamma-aminobutyric acid is the principal inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain but is also found in several extraneural tissues. Any process that mediates the transfer of information from one cell to another. The process whereby a signal is released and/or conveyed from one location to another. The cellular process by which a physical entity or change in state, a signal, is created that originates in one cell and is used to transfer information to another cell. This process begins with the initial formation of the signal and ends with the mature form and placement of the signal. The controlled release of glutamate by a cell or group of cells. The glutamate is the most abundant excitatory neurotransmitter in the nervous system. The regulated release of dopamine by a cell or group of cells. Dopamine is a catecholamine and a precursor of adrenaline and noradrenaline. It acts as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system but it is also produced peripherally and acts as a hormone. The regulated release of neurotransmitter into the synaptic cleft. A neurotransmitter is any of a group of substances that are released on excitation from the axon terminal of a presynaptic neuron of the central or peripheral nervous system and travel across the synaptic cleft to either excite or inhibit the target cell. Among the many substances that have the properties of a neurotransmitter are acetylcholine, noradrenaline, adrenaline, dopamine, glycine, gamma-aminobutyrate, glutamic acid, substance P, enkephalins, endorphins and serotonin. The regulated release of hormones, substances with a specific regulatory effect on a particular organ or group of cells. Any process specifically pertinent to the functioning of integrated living units: cells, tissues, organs, and organisms. A process is a collection of molecular events with a defined beginning and end.

View Gene Ontology (GO) Term


Name: signal release
Acc: GO:0023061
Aspect: Biological Process
Desc: The process whereby a signal is secreted or discharged into the extracellular medium from a cellular source.
Proteins in PDR annotated with:
   This term: 0
   Term or descendants: 716 [Search]


GO:0023061 - signal release (interactive image map)

YRC Informatics Platform - Version 3.0
Created and Maintained by: Michael Riffle