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che·mo·tac·tic

(kē'mō-tak'tik),
Relating to chemotaxis.

chemotactic

[-tak′tik]
Etymology: Gk, chemeia, alchemy, taxis, arrangement
pertaining to a tendency of cells to migrate toward or away from certain chemical stimuli.

che·mo·tac·tic

(kē'mō-tak'tik)
Relating to chemotaxis.

chemotactic

Pertaining to CHEMOTAXIS.
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The neutrophil-activating protein (NAP-1) is also chemotactic for T lymphocytes.
Monocytes chemotactic and activating factor/monocyte chemoattractant protein-1-mediated histamine release from human nasal mucosa.
61) Monocyte chemotactic protein (MCP) family chemokines are believed to play particularly important roles in allergic disease.
As such, it is possible that the relative ability of CRP, neutrophil counts and eosinopenia in differentiating infections is different, depending on the severity of systemic inflammation and amount of chemotactic factors released into the systemic circulation.
1992) or inducing the production of the eosinophil chemotactic factor eotaxin (Rothenberg et al.
This process is called "mast cell degranulation," and the granules contain vasoactive amines and chemotactic mediators.
PVL toxin creates lytic pores in the cell membrane of neutrophils and induces the release of neutrophil chemotactic factors that promote inflammation and tissue destruction (Kollef & Micek, 2006).
PBP-2, penicilin-binding protein 2; MCP, monocyte chemotactic protein; IL-8, interleukin-8.
Various stages of the infection process became clear (Lippincott & Lippincott, 1981): wounding was foll owed by a chemotactic response resulting in adherence of the bacterium to the plant cell; tumors were detected 2--6 days after this initial adherence, and the bacterium was subsequently not required for the tumor development.
Lyn was found to be important for NFr, B mediated increased expression and release of macrophage chemotactic factors (MCP-1 secretion) that recruit alveolar macrophage (AM) to the site of infection.
They are small chemotactic cytokines that direct the migration of leukocytes during inflammation and organize the homing of lymphocytes and macrophages into secondary lymphoid organs.
Monitoring urinary levels of monocyte chemotactic and activating factor reflects disease activity of lupus nephritis.