Fig. 7: Attachment of Bacteria to Phagocytes by Scavenger Receptors

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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