Phagocytosis: Sweet Repulsions via the Glycocalyx

Sophia Maschalidi, Kodi S. Ravichandran

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New work shows that the glycocalyx meshwork on the surface of macrophages prevents phagocytic receptors from binding their ligands by two means — electrostatic charge and steric hindrance. Components of this barrier are present on pathogenic and malignant targets that elude phagocytosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R20-R22
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 11 2021


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