Fig. 7: Attachment of
Bacteria to Phagocytes by Scavenger Receptors
found on the surface of phagocytic cells bind to bacterial cell wall components
such as LPS, peptidoglycan and teichoic acids. There are also scavenger
receptors for certain components of other types of microorganisms, as well
as for stressed, infected, or injured cells. Scavenger receptors include
CD-36, CD-68, and SRB-1.
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