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Paper of note in Nature 544 (7651)

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Sci. Signal.  02 May 2017:
Vol. 10, Issue 477, eaan5374
DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.aan5374

This week’s article identifies a receptor that is important for phagocytosis of some tumor cells by macrophages.

CANCER IMMUNOLOGY

SLAMMing tumor cells

Chen et al. report that the ability of macrophages to phagocytose hematopoietic tumor cells depends on the receptor SLAMF7 and that SLAMF7 functions independently of its usual adaptor proteins in this context.

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