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Structure and Expression of Fc Receptors (FcR)

  • Catherine Sautès
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Abstract

Different classes of cell surface receptors have the ability to interact with the Fc domain of Ig. The largest and most extensively characterized group are the FcR which belong to the immunoglobulin su-pergene family. These include receptors mediating major functions of the immune system and immunoglobulin transporters, exemplified by the poly-immunoglobulin receptor for IgM and IgA, and the IgG transporter of neonatal gut, recently characterized at the three-dimensional structure level. Some other FcR are lectin like molecules such as the low affinity receptor for IgE.

Keywords

Cytoplasmic Tail Transmembrane Region Extracellular Region Complement Receptor Type Intracytoplasmic Tail 
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