Lack of Fc receptors on osteoclasts

Fc and C3 receptors, which are characteristically present on macrophages, could not be demonstrated on osteoclasts maintained in situ on their normal substrates when assayed for by use of sheep red blood cells coated with immmoglobulin (Shapiro et al. 1979). The present study tested the hypotheses that Fc receptors are present only on the osteoclast surface… CONTINUE READING