Chemotactic and random movement of human newborn monocytes

L. Maródi, S. Scorba, B. Nagy

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Boyden's method was used to assess the chemotactic and random mobility of monocytes from healthy newborns, children aged 3-8 years, and adults aged 20-28. Monocyte chemotaxis in the newborn was decreased in comparison with that of control groups. No difference was observed in random cell mobility in the groups examined. Monocyte chemotactic activity in infants over 3 years of age was the same as in adults. According to our results, the leading-front and lower-surface evaluation methods, in newborns at least, do not give the same information on chemotaxis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-75
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1980



  • Boyden chamber
  • Leading front method
  • Lower surface count method
  • Monocyte chemotaxis
  • Random movement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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