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Chemotactic --> chemotaxis

a response of motile cells or organisms in which the direction of movement is affected by the gradient of a diffusible substance. Differs from chemokinesis in that the gradient alters probability of motion in one direction only, rather than rate or frequency of random motion.

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eosinophil chemotactic factor help

Hi everyone: I'm doing a project for my cell class (sorry if this is in the wrong forum--I couldn't find a homework forum) about the eosinophil chemotactic factor. I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction for a few answers. My professor seemed to think everything could ...

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by relamberth
Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: eosinophil chemotactic factor help
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The Fiber Disease

... sp. strain TM1040, is highly motile in semisolid agar and in liquid media (15). In this report, we tested the hypothesis that strain TM1040 is chemotactic towards specific molecules produced by the dinoflagellate."....... "TM1040 possesses three lophotrichous flagella. Prior to beginning ...

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by Skytroll
Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Immune Question

I just have a question that I would like to ask: If the neutrophil levels of individuals with Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS) have fewer than normal chemotactic receptors and lysosomes that spontaneously rupture. What are the consequences of CHS?

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by bionewbie
Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:38 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Immune Question
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White Blood Cells?

... Yes, eosinophils also act in allergy, like basophil do, this phenomenon will be obvious if they are initiated by mast cells that secretes chemotactic factor for them. While in parasitic infections (esp. helminths), eosinophils can act directly, triggered by those pathogens themselves. ...

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by Dr.Stein
Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: White Blood Cells?
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Views: 3972

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