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Case Study O1 - Discussion Part 2 - Answer (Question 1)
 

TraQ Program of the BC PBCO

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Case Study O1 - Discussion Part 2 - Answer (Question 1)

By what mechanism do macrophages in the spleen remove antibody-coated cells?

Macrophages have receptors for the Fc portion of IgG molecules which allows them to adhere to IgG-sensitized cell and eventually engulf and destroy them.

Seea primer on the stages of phagocytosis and a more complex graphic of Fc receptors.