chemotaxin


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chemotaxin

[′kē·mō‚tak·sən]
(biochemistry)
A chemical that promotes movement of a cell or microorganism in the process of chemotaxis.
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Interleukin 8 (IL-8) is a potent neutrophil activator and chemotaxin that is often used as a biological marker of environmentally induced pulmonary inflammation (Kunkel et al.
The fact that almost all GAS types possess scp gene is a reason to believe that specific cleavage of C5a chemotaxin contributes to the virulence of these streptococci (13).