A book chapter on calcium and phagocytosis

Phagocytosis, i.e. the engulfment of large particles by a cell, plays a key role in immune responses: immune cells act as phagocytes to identify and destroy invaders that would otherwise make us sick.

In their recent book chapter published in Molecular and Cellular Biology of­ Phagocytosis, researchers from the group of Prof. Nicolas DEMAUREX and the group of Prof. Paula NUNES-HASLER describe the role of calcium in phagocytosis. They discuss in details the mechanisms and ion channels involved in the generation of the Ca2+ signals that control phagocytosis.


18 May 2020