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  • adj. Of or pertaining to chemotaxis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Concerning or pertaining to the motion of cells or of organisms in relation to chemical substances; exhibiting chemotaxis.
  • Inciting chemotaxis.


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chemo- +‎ tactic


  • High turbulence levels increase the short-term chemotactic advantage by quickly producing large gradients in the nutrient concentration, but also lead to rapid mixing of the nutrient field, which ultimately eliminates the chemotactic advantage.

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  • The suckers are also "chemotactic," meaning they can taste what they touch.

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  • E.g., a biochemist investigating the chemotactic SR behavior does not consider it a "psychological response" of flageallted bacteria.

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  • Pathfinding involves the detection of guidance cues in the environment by the growth cone, a motile chemotactic structure at the leading tip of the extending axon.

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  • They have become linked to the chemotactic receptor pathway, and the ion channels no longer pump ions into the cell, but provide the conformational change necessary to activate the chemotactic pathway Spudich 1998.

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  • In both cases, the light sensing molecules have co-opted existing signaling systems to work though, just as the microbial systems have co-opted the chemotactic signaling system.

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  • Selar, restored to her prim and proper self, was testing monocyte chemotactic peptide recruitment in the specimens gathered on Quirinus, but found time to watch what was going on.


  • Chemical analysis of fibrils extracted from such a nonreactive renal biopsy led to the discovery of a previously unknown amyloid formed from leukocyte chemotactic factor 2 (LECT2).

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  • Striking similarities exist between adipocytes and macrophages and these include the secretion of many pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines such as Tumor Necrosis Factor-α (TNF-α), interleukins, Monocyte chemotactic protein-1, Matrix metalloproteases, by the adipocytes

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  • Another important source of noise in chemotactic signaling, namely that due to fluctuations in the intracellular concentrations of signaling species, could be addressed directly by our current findings.

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