Complement receptors, adhesion, and phagocytosis

Infect Agents Dis. 1992 Apr;1(2):63-70.


Phagocytosis is an essential component of host defense against invading pathogens. Although many cell types can ingest particulate material, "professional phagocytes" perform this function much more efficiently than other cells because they express unique membrane proteins and signal transduction mechanisms. This review addresses the current state of knowledge about the process of phagocytosis and its regulation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Adhesion
  • Humans
  • Infections / immunology
  • Leukocyte Common Antigens / physiology
  • Macrophage-1 Antigen / physiology
  • Phagocytosis*
  • Receptors, Complement / physiology*


  • Macrophage-1 Antigen
  • Receptors, Complement
  • Leukocyte Common Antigens