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Directed movement along a concentration gradient toward a source of chemotactic substances, in most cases the complement components C3a and C5a. Other potentially chemotactic substances include secretory products of lymphocytes, products of infected and damaged cells or the N-formyl peptides (fMet-Phe and fMet-Leu-Phe). Kayser, Medical Microbiology © 2005 Thieme All rights reserved. Usage subject to terms and conditions of license. ) Phagocytes are capable of ingestion of both particulate matter (phagocytosis) and solute matter (pinocytosis).

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