galvanotaxis


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e·lec·tro·tax·is

(ē-lek'trō-tak'sis),
Reaction of plant or animal protoplasm to either an anode or a cathode.
See also: tropism.
[electro- + G. taxis, orderly arrangement]

galvanotaxis

An obsolete term for the migration of cells in response to low-level direct electric current; electrotaxis.
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performed a large-scale screening for ion transporter expression in human cells during galvanotaxis [48].
A number of other channels have been shown to play a role in galvanotaxis. Yang et al.
The galvanotaxis of cathode-directed osteoblasts, anode-directed osteosarcoma cells, and cathode-directed HEK293 cells were compared and contrasted.
Electric field-induced polarization of charged cell surface proteins does not determine the direction of galvanotaxis. Cell Motil.