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The phosphatidylserine receptor has essential functions during embryogenesis but not in apoptotic cell removal

Jens Böse1, Achim D Gruber2, Laura Helming1, Stefanie Schiebe1, Ivonne Wegener1, Martin Hafner3, Marianne Beales4, Frank Köntgen4 and Andreas Lengeling1*

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1 Junior Research Group Infection Genetics, German Research Center for Biotechnology (GBF), Mascheroder Weg 1, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany

2 Department of Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Bünteweg 17, 30559 Hannover, Germany

3 Department of Experimental Immunology, German Research Center for Biotechnology (GBF), Mascheroder Weg 1, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany

4 Ozgene Pty. Ltd., Canning Vale, WA 6970, Australia

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Journal of Biology 2004, 3:15  doi:10.1186/jbiol10

Published: 23 August 2004

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Figure S1 showing the localization of apoptotic cells and macrophages in the subcutis of developing embryos; and Figure S2 showing immunohistochemical staining of the Ptdsr protein in macrophages derived from wild-type and Ptdsr-knockout mice

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