chemoattractant


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chemoattractant

 [ke″mo-ah-trak´tant]
a chemical (chemotactic) agent that induces an organism or a cell (e.g., a leukocyte) to migrate toward it.

chemoattractant

/che·mo·at·trac·tant/ (ke″mo-ah-trak´tant) a chemotactic agent that induces an organism or a cell (e.g., a leukocyte) to migrate toward it.

chemoattractant

[kē′mō·ətrak′tənt]
Etymology: Gk, chemeia, alchemy + L, attrahere, to draw to
a chemotactic factor that induces positive chemotaxis.

che·mo·at·tract·ant

(kē'mō-ă-trak'tănt)
A chemical substance that influences the migration of cells.
[chem- + attract + -ant]

chemoattractant

a chemical (chemotactic) agent that induces an organism or a cell, a leukocyte, to migrate toward it.
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We also reported that tumor growth and metastasis may be stimulated by tumor-induced angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis through increases in TAMs at the tumor site and blood monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) (Kimura and Sumiyoshi 2013).
Enhancement of growth in juvenile freshwater prawns, Macrobrachium rosenbergii, through the use of a chemoattractant.
Monocytes chemotactic and activating factor/monocyte chemoattractant protein-1-mediated histamine release from human nasal mucosa.
These cells express receptors for inflammatory chemokines and chemoattractants that are released during infections.
Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 regulates migration and infiltration of monocytes into tissues where they replenish infection-fighting macrophages.
The selective egress of leukocyte subpopulations from the circulation is determined by (i) the type of chemoattractant presented by vascular endothelial cells; and (ii) differential utilisation of adhesion molecules.
These rectifications in receptor-ligand level were reflected in improved CCR5 dependent, p38MAP kinase mediated migration of MO/Mo after NLGP treatment against a standard chemoattractant.
Sano H, Hsu DK, Yu L, Apgar JR, Kuwabara I, Yamanaka T, et al: Human galectin-3 is a novel chemoattractant for monocytes and macrophages.
The work is focused on the monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1 or CCL2) which plays a major role in atherosclerosis - a condition in which artery walls thicken as the result of a build-up of fatty materials such as cholesterol and is more commonly known as 'furring of the arteries' which can cause severe heart disease, and can prove fatal.
It is a chemoattractant for circulating monocytes (Quinn et al, 1987).
Chemotaxis, the movement of cells toward a concentration gradient of chemoattractant, was first discovered as a sperm guidance mechanism in marine species (8).
discoideum; methods for measuring spatiotemporal dynamics of chemoattractant concentrations, activation of receptors, heterotrimeric G-proteins, small G-protein Ras signaling, and actin cytoskeleton assembly using different imaging techniques; and the use of computer-based quantitative models for addressing the complexity of a signaling network.