Mechanisms and Significance of Phagocytic Elimination of Cells Undergoing Apoptotic Death.

@article{Nonaka2017MechanismsAS,
  title={Mechanisms and Significance of Phagocytic Elimination of Cells Undergoing Apoptotic Death.},
  author={Saori Nonaka and Akiko Shiratsuchi and Kaz Nagaosa and Yoshinobu Nakanishi},
  journal={Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin},
  year={2017},
  volume={40 11},
  pages={
          1819-1827
        }
}
Cells that have become unwanted by the body need to be selectively, rapidly, and safely removed. The removal of these cells is achieved by apoptosis-dependent phagocytosis: unwanted cells are induced to undergo apoptosis and given susceptibility to phagocytosis. Phagocytes recognize these cells using engulfment receptors that bind substances expressed on… CONTINUE READING