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Descriptor in English: Chemotactic Factors
Descriptor in Spanish: Factores Quimiotácticos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Fatores Quimiotáticos
Descriptor in French: Facteurs chimiotactiques
Entry term(s): Chemoattractants
Chemotactic Factors, Macrophage
Chemotaxins
Cytotaxinogens
Cytotaxins
Macrophage Chemotactic Factors
Tree number(s): D23.125
Scope note: Chemical substances that attract or repel cells. The concept denotes especially those factors released as a result of tissue injury, microbial invasion, or immunologic activity, that attract LEUKOCYTES; MACROPHAGES; or other cells to the site of infection or insult.
Annotation: /biosyn /physiol permitted
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
History Note: 1980
See also the descriptors: Pheromones MeSH
DeCS UI: 2676
Descriptor UI: D002630
Date Established: 1980/01/01
Date of Entry: 1979/04/30
Revision Date: 2009/07/30
Chemotactic Factors - Preferred
Concept UI M0004023
Scope note Chemical substances that attract or repel cells. The concept denotes especially those factors released as a result of tissue injury, microbial invasion, or immunologic activity, that attract LEUKOCYTES; MACROPHAGES; or other cells to the site of infection or insult.
Preferred term Chemotactic Factors
Entry term(s) Chemoattractants
Chemotaxins
Cytotaxinogens - Narrower
Concept UI M0004024
Preferred term Cytotaxinogens
Entry term(s) Cytotaxins
Chemotactic Factors, Macrophage - Narrower
Concept UI M0004026
Scope note Cytotaxins liberated from normal or invading cells that specifically attract macrophages. They may be lymphokines, products of antigen, antibody and complement interactions or other.
Preferred term Chemotactic Factors, Macrophage
Entry term(s) Macrophage Chemotactic Factors



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