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Receptors, Scavenger

"Receptors, Scavenger" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A large group of structurally diverse cell surface receptors that mediate endocytic uptake of modified LIPOPROTEINS. Scavenger receptors are expressed by MYELOID CELLS and some ENDOTHELIAL CELLS, and were originally characterized based on their ability to bind acetylated LOW-DENSITY LIPOPROTEINS. They can also bind a variety of other polyanionic ligand. Certain scavenger receptors can internalize micro-organisms as well as apoptotic cells.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Receptors, Scavenger" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Receptors, Scavenger" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 93 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2005
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