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The curious world of apoptotic cell clearance

Jonathan B Weitzman

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Journal of Biology 2004, 3:13  doi:10.1186/jbiol13

Published: 29 September 2004

Abstract

Analysis of knockout mice has brought into question the previously proposed role of the phosphatidylserine receptor (Ptdsr) in the clearance of apoptotic cell corpses, and has suggested important functions in regulating differentiation and inflammation.