GSBS Student Publications

Title

Eater: a big bite into phagocytosis

Publication Date

2005-10-22

UMMS Affiliation

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease and Immunology

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

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

10.1016/j.cell.2005.10.005

Source

Cell. 2005 Oct 21;123(2):190-2. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Cell

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

16239137

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