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Haptotaxis

    '''Haptotaxis''' is the directional movement motility or outgrowth of cells eg in the case of axonal outgrowth either up or down a gradient of cellular adhesion sites or substrate-bound chemoattractant These gradients are naturally present in the extracellular matrix (ECM) of the body during processes such as angiogenesis and artificially present in biomaterials where gradients are established by altering the concentration of adhesion sites on a polymer substrate