the feel of things

Roberto Lanzillotti lanz at mweb.co.za
Sat Sep 26 08:45:31 EST 1998


Greetings all

Just a simple question to get things going

The mechanism that neutrophils or any other white blood cell employ to
migrate from one point in the body to the other, such as in chemotaxis, is
not fully understood. Scientists believe that this achieved by homing
receptors which home in on specific homing signals. But is there more to the
puzzle? Homing receptors sounds to cheap to describe this process. We know
that bats home in on their prey using echo-location. Is it possible that
injury in one part of the body (eg toe) allows for whole spectral changes
including electrostatic as well as electromagnetic. Are there special
receptors that cells have to monitor such changes. Do such changes occur in
the immune system?

thanks






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