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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This can cause an immunoglobulin E-mediated release of eosinophilic chemotactic factor which would ultimately lead to the release of lysosomal enzymes and cytokines.
CCL2 is a potent chemotactic factor of prostate cancer (PCa) with important roles in development of bone metastasis.
PTX-9908 is an analog of Stromal Derived Factor -1 (SDF-1), a major chemotactic factor that plays a significant role in mediating cell trafficking via selective binding to CXCR4.
Pyrin protein is expressed mainly in neutrophils and it normally inhibits chemotactic factor (C5a) and interleukins 1b and 8.
Prevalence and morphology of leukocyte chemotactic factor 2-associated amyloid in renal biopsies.
5) Lastly, pyrin has been associated with the deregulation of chemotactic factor C5a and interleukin-8.
Tick-Bite Injury: Mediation by a complement-derived chemotictic chemotactic factor.
One category of the active substances is presynthesized, and includes histamine (b-imidazolethylamine), serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine), heparin (acid proteoglycan) and the eosinophil chemotactic factor of anaphylaxis (ECF-A).
1992) or inducing the production of the eosinophil chemotactic factor eotaxin (Rothenberg et al.
Leukocyte chemotactic factor 2: a novel renal amyloid protein.
In contrast, the potent chemotactic factor for neutrophils, MIP-2 (Driscoll 1994), showed a direct correlation between levels in BAL fluid and PMNs yield by BAL.