Eater: a big bite into phagocytosis
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease and Immunology
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
The phagocytosis of invading microorganisms by specialized blood cells is a crucial element of innate immunity in both mammals and insects. In this issue of Cell, Kocks et al. (2005) demonstrate that Eater, a scavenger receptor, plays an important role in the recognition and phagocytosis of bacteria in the fruit fly Drosophila.
DOI of Published Version
Cell. 2005 Oct 21;123(2):190-2. Link to article on publisher's site
Erturk Hasdemir, Deniz and Silverman, Neal S., "Eater: a big bite into phagocytosis" (2005). GSBS Student Publications. 269.