chemokinesis


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chemokinesis

(ˌkɛməʊkaɪˈniːsɪs)
n
(Medicine) immunol the random movement of cells, such as leucocytes, stimulated by substances in their environment
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1]), a chemokine factor expressed by BMSCs, regulates the trafficking, homing and migration of stem cell by mediating chemokinesis and chemotaxis into the injury site.
A striking example of the oxidative stress, inflammation link in ageing, is the decreased capacity for neutrophil chemokinesis reported in the elderly both in terms of motility and accuracy [49].
An L-tryptophan gradient also induced marked chemokinesis near eggs and mimics alike.
Assessment of sperm chemokinesis with exposure to jelly coats of sea urchin eggs and resact: a microfluidics experiment and numerical study.
Endothelial cell chemokinesis, chemotaxis, proliferation, and tube formation are complementary assays that need to be confirmed in vivo.
Chemotaxis and chemokinesis in 3D macromolecular matrices.
Mechanisms known to be used for orienting with respect to chemical gradients include chemotaxis or chemokinesis and rely upon the ability to sample the milieu either spatially (comparing inputs to more than one chemosensory structure at the same time and responding to balance inputs--more correctly known as tropotaxis) or temporally (sampling at one location, moving, then sampling again--more correctly known as klinotaxis).
Chemotaxis is stimulus-oriented (directed) movement, whereas chemokinesis is stimulus-induced movement without directional orientation.
We have investigated the significance of a number of phvsiological parameters in the preparation of cells for expenments on chemokinesis in Tetrahymena.
Several assays have been proposed for the measurement of chemokinesis in Tetrahymena, including capillary assays (Almagor et al.