Chemorepulsion

Chemorepulsion

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Chemorepulsion is the directional movement of a cell away from a substance. Of the two directional varieties of chemotaxis, chemoattraction has been studied to a much greater extent. Only recently have the key components of the chemorepulsive pathway been illucidated. The exact mechanism is still being investigated, and its constituents are currently being explored as likely candidates for immunotherapies. The mechanism of the chemorepulsion of immune cells was first acknowledged by medical researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in early 2002. The phenomenon was originally referred to as "reverse chemotaxis," and later, "fugetaxis." For a time, the words were used interchangeably before being replaced almost exclusively by "chemorepulsion." While "chemorepulsion" applies to all cell types, the term "immunorepulsion" is gaining momentum as a more specific term that only applies to hematopoietic blood cell types that are involved in immune responses.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Spir
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136397749
  • 9786136397740