organotropism


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or·gan·ot·ro·pism

 (ôr′gə-nŏt′rə-pĭz′əm) also or·gan·ot·ro·py (-pē)
n.
The attraction of certain chemical compounds or microorganisms to specific tissues or organs of the body.

or′gan·o·tro′pic (ôr′gə-nō-trō′pĭk, ôr-găn′ō-) adj.
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Rustgi, Regulation of Epithelial Plasticity Determines Metastatic Organotropism in Pancreatic Cancer, Developmental Cell Vol.
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Recent observations also attribute to TDEs the ability to promote the organotropism of metastatic tumors, contributing to premetastatic niche formation: exosomes show "avidity" for specific recipient cells that, in turn, are able to internalize these vesicles [25-27].