Cells are subject to external molecular and physical stresses such as foreign molecules that perturb metabolic or signaling processes, and changes in temperature or pH. The ability of cells and tissues to modulate molecular processes in response to such external stresses is essential to the maintenance of tissue homeostasis (Kultz 2005).
|GO Biological Process||cellular response to stress (0033554)|
|15709958||Molecular and evolutionary basis of the cellular stress response||Annu. Rev. Physiol.||2005|