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'''Upregulation''' is the process by which a [[cell_(biology)|cell]] increases the number of [[Receptor (biochemistry)|receptor]]s to a given [[hormone]] or [[neurotransmitter]] to improve its sensitivity to this molecule. A decrease of receptors is called [[downregulation]].
 
'''Upregulation''' is the process by which a [[cell_(biology)|cell]] increases the number of [[Receptor (biochemistry)|receptor]]s to a given [[hormone]] or [[neurotransmitter]] to improve its sensitivity to this molecule. A decrease of receptors is called [[downregulation]].
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*[[Neurotransmitter receptors]]

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Upregulation is the process by which a cell increases the number of receptors to a given hormone or neurotransmitter to improve its sensitivity to this molecule. A decrease of receptors is called downregulation.

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