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Fc receptors.

Powell MS, Hogarth PM

  • Journal Advances in experimental medicine and biology

  • Published 31 Dec 2008

  • Volume 640

  • Pagination 22-34

  • DOI 10.1007/978-0-387-09789-3_3


The aggregation of cell surface Fc receptors by immune complexes induces a number of important antibody-dependent effector functions. It is becoming increasingly evident that the organization of key immune proteins has a significant impact on the function of these proteins. Comparatively little is known, however, about the nature of Fc receptor spatiotemporal organization. This review outlines the current literature concerning human Fc receptor spatial organization and physiological function.