Human CED-6 encodes a functional homologue of the Caenorhabditis elegans engulfment protein CED-6

@article{Liu1999HumanCE,
  title={Human CED-6 encodes a functional homologue of the Caenorhabditis elegans engulfment protein CED-6},
  author={Qiong A. Liu and Michael O. Hengartner},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={9},
  pages={1347-1350}
}
The rapid engulfment of apoptotic cells is a specialized innate immune response used by organisms to remove apoptotic cells. In mammals, several receptors that recognize apoptotic cells have been identified; molecules that transduce signals from these receptors to downstream cytoskeleton molecules have not been found, however [1] [2] [3]. Our previous… CONTINUE READING