chemotactic factor

chemotactic factor

Chemoattractant, chemotaxin Immunology Any small molecule that acts as a chemical stimulus along a concentration gradient, attracting macrophages and other cells–eg, to a site of inflammation. See Chemotaxis.

chemotactic factor

soluble molecules which attract and guide the movement of cells such as phagocytes in the inflammatory response.
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There is a key function of Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1 in repair of wounds; it is a strong chemotactic factor for fibroblasts and activates them to produce main extracellular matrix components like collagen.
TGFB1 is a strong chemotactic factor for fibroblasts and excites them to build main extracellular matrix constituents like collagen.
The failure of neutrophil migration caused by TNF-a, IL-8, and macrophage-derived neutrophil chemotactic factor is mediated by NO.
McCord, "Free radicals and inflammation: superoxide-dependent activation of a neutrophil chemotactic factor in plasma," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.
In clinical and laboratory studies, elevated neutrophil counts were found associated with increased levels of tumor necrosis factor- (TNF-) [alpha], cytokine-induced neutrophil chemotactic factor 2 alpha/beta (CINC-2[alpha]/[beta]), interleukin- (IL-) 1[beta], IL-6, and C-reactive protein, as well as excessive production of superoxide and reactive oxygen species [20-23].
This can cause an immunoglobulin E-mediated release of eosinophilic chemotactic factor which would ultimately lead to the release of lysosomal enzymes and cytokines.
19) Moreover, the best performing biomarkers in patients with ALI/ARDS were the neutrophil chemotactic factor, IL-8, and surfactant protein D, a product of alveolar type 2 cells, supporting the concept that acute inflammation and alveolar epithelial injury are important pathogenetic pathways in human ALI/ARDS.
Alcoholic hepatitis: granulocyte chemotactic factor form Mallory body stimulated human peripheral blood mononuclear cells.
16 IL-8 is a potent chemotactic factor, activates neutrophils, and recruits acute inflammatory cells into the mucosa.
CCL2 is a potent chemotactic factor of prostate cancer (PCa) with important roles in development of bone metastasis.
2+]-mediated signaling pathways have been reported in other echinoderms, including the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpurartus (Wood, 2007) and the more distantly related starfish Asterias amurensis in which the sperm-activating peptide asterosap acts as the chemotactic factor (Bohmer et al.
Pyrin protein is expressed mainly in neutrophils and it normally inhibits chemotactic factor (C5a) and interleukins 1b and 8.