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    When the signaling system is used, what type of signal is actually used to communicate cell-to-cell? Can different types of cells communicate with each other using signals such as this? Or do they need to be the same cell type?

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    Cells use a variety of signals to communicate with each other. Sometimes these signals are chemical, other times they are electrical. In higher organisms, where cell specialization has taken place, it only makes sense that cells of the same type are able to to communicate with each other. A liver cell has no need to ...

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    This response briefly discusses how cells communicate with each other and if cells of different types can perform this task.