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  • n. Plural form of chemoattractant.


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  • Bacteria typically swim towards chemoattractants (incl. food), and away from chemorepellants (e.g. harmful compounds).

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  • Among proteins belonging to other pathways, a number of chemoattractants were found to be modulated in schizophrenia samples, i.e. ENA-78 (Epithelial Neutrophil Activating Peptide-78, a recently discovered chemoattractant and activator for neutrophils, belonging to the IL-8 subgroup of the C-X-C family of chemokines); CCL5 or Rantes

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  • Iino Y, Kakizaki K, Katano H, Saigusa H, Kanegasaki S (2005) Eosinophil chemoattractants in the middle ear of patients with eosinophilic otitis media.

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  • Dwinell MB, Lugering N, Eckmann L, Kagnoff MF (2001) Regulated production of interferon-inducible T-cell chemoattractants by human intestinal epithelial cells.

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  • We also show a reduction in the expression of the pro-inflammatory cytokine TNF-α, and leukocyte chemoattractants CCL-2 and CCL-9 and finally, a reduction of α-sma in the fibrotic foci of the lungs from the mice treated with HSC-KGF, indicating a possible reduction of the pro-fibrotic effects of TGF-β1, a key factor in lung fibrosis.

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  • Cyclical activation and inactivation of Rho family small G proteins, such as Rho, Rac, and Cdc42, are needed for moving cells to form leading edge structures in response to chemoattractants.

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  • The medium at the lower chamber contained 10% Foetal Calf serum as a source of chemoattractants.

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  • The axons of motor neurons are guided by chemoattractants and chemorepellents to elongate toward target muscles so that the axon terminals can contact the prepatterned postsynaptic regions.

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  • You’re correct, Pierce–there is some recent evidence that the egg and the cumulus cells surrounding it exert chemoattractants, and that these chemoattractants select for certain spermatozoa on the basis of differential advantage in morphology, motility, and ability to bind to the egg.

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  • and expression of further receptors sensing sinusoid associated or circulatory chemoattractants.

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