The cell biology of phagocytosis.

  title={The cell biology of phagocytosis.},
  author={Ronald S. Flannagan and Valentin Jaumouill{\'e} and Sergio Grinstein},
  journal={Annual review of pathology},
Engulfment and destruction of invading microorganisms by phagocytosis are critical components of the innate immune response. In addition, phagocytosis is also required for the clearance of apoptotic bodies, an essential aspect of tissue homeostasis and remodeling. Here, we summarize the current knowledge of the cellular and molecular basis of phagosome… CONTINUE READING