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a response by a motile cell to a soluble chemical that involves an increase or decrease in speed (positive or negative orthokinesis) or of frequency of movement or a change in the frequency or magnitude of turning behaviour (klinokinesis).

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Sperm can smell where the ovum is?

I have no idea what the receptor or the specific chemicals used are called, but the process is known as chemokinesis and the collective name for the signalling molecules are chemokines.

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by Babybel56
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:31 pm
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Topic: Sperm can smell where the ovum is?
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The Fiber Disease

... in onchocerciosis patients including a release of TNF-alpha, interleukin (IL)-12, IL-8, and interferon (IFN)-gamma; 2) stimulate canine neutrophil chemokinesis and IL-8 production. We have also observed that animals and humans infected with filarial nematodes mount a specific humoral response to ...

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Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:57 pm
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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