If phosphatidylserine is the death knell, a new phosphatidylserine-specific receptor is the bellringer

@article{Fadok2001IfPI,
  title={If phosphatidylserine is the death knell, a new phosphatidylserine-specific receptor is the bellringer},
  author={Valerie Fadok and Ding Xue and Peter M Henson},
  journal={Cell Death and Differentiation},
  year={2001},
  volume={8},
  pages={582-587}
}
Recognition of phosphatidylserine (PtdSer) is essential for engulfment of apoptotic cells by mammalian phagocytes. Engagement of a new phosphatidylserine-specific receptor (PtdSerR) appears to be necessary for uptake of apoptotic cells. Many other mammalian receptors have been described to function in the clearance of apoptotic cells. The emerging picture is that many of these receptors may provide the strong adhesion needed to increase the likelihood of contact between the PtdSerR and its… CONTINUE READING