electrotaxis


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electrotaxis

 [e-lek″tro-tak´sis]
taxis in response to electric stimuli.

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]

e·lec·tro·tax·is

(ĕ-lek'trō-tak'sis)
Reaction of plant or animal protoplasm to either an anode or a cathode.
See also: tropism
Synonym(s): electrotropism.
[electro- + G. taxis, orderly arrangement]
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Gyenge et al., "Lymphocyte electrotaxis in vitro and in vivo," The Journal of Immunology, vol.
(2011) Different roles of membrane potentials in electrotaxis and chemotaxis of dictyostelium cells.
Their topics include investigating systems to study the biological effects of weak physiological electrical fields, stem cell physiological responses to noninvasive electrical stimulation, how physiological electric fields can direct keratinocyte migration and promote healing in chronic wounds, inflammatory cell electrotaxis, neuronal growth cone guidance by physiological direct current electric fields, and whether applied voltages can be used to produce spinal cord regeneration and recover in humans.