The Class B Scavenger Receptors SR-BI and CD36 Are Receptors for Anionic Phospholipids (*)

  title={The Class B Scavenger Receptors SR-BI and CD36 Are Receptors for Anionic Phospholipids (*)},
  author={Attilio Rigotti and Susan L. Acton and Monty Krieger},
  journal={The Journal of Biological Chemistry},
  pages={16221 - 16224}
The specific recognition of anionic phospholipids in the outer leaflets of cell membranes and lipoproteins by cell surface receptors may play an important role in a variety of physiologic and pathophysiologic processes (e.g. recognition of damaged or senescent cells by the reticuloendothelial system or lipoprotein homeostasis). Several investigators have described anionic phospholipid binding to cells, and phosphatidylserine (PS) binding to a partially purified 95-kDa membrane protein has… 

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