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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Red blood cells are a sink for interleukin 8, a leukocyte chemotaxin.
sup][8] Other types of amyloidosis including hereditary (amyloid transthyretin, fibrinogen A a-chain, apolipoprotein A1 amyloid, lysozyme amyloid, and gelsolin amyloid), long-term dialysis-related [sz]2-microglobulin amyloid, and leukocyte cell-derived chemotaxin 2 amyloid.
However, an age-associated lack of neutrophil chemokinetic accuracy in response to the chemotaxin fMLP has been reported [49], which suggests that the mechanism is probably related to age-induced compromise of specific cellular mechanisms, rather than activation.