chemotaxin


Also found in: Medical.

chemotaxin

[′kē·mō‚tak·sən]
(biochemistry)
A chemical that promotes movement of a cell or microorganism in the process of chemotaxis.
References in periodicals archive ?
Caption: Figure 4: The connections of leukocyte cell-derived chemotaxin 2 (LECT2).
Treatment of neutrophils with the chemotaxin, formylmethionylleucylphenylanaline, leads to a translocation of n-SMase to plasma membranes where it is involved in the spreading and the extension of pseudopods.
Hugli, "C3a is a chemotaxin for human eosinophils but not for neutrophils.
For example, leukocyte cell derived chemotaxin 1, also known as chondromodulin-I, inhibits angiogenesis in avascular tissues such as cartilage and avascular compartments in the eye.
Red blood cells are a sink for interleukin 8, a leukocyte chemotaxin. J Clin Invest 1991;88:1362-9.
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.
Circulating and tissue levels of the neutrophil chemotaxin interleukin-8 are elevated in severe acute alcoholic hepatitis, and tissue levels correlate with neutrophil infiltration.
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.