Siglec-mediated regulation of immune cell function in disease

Matthew S. Macauley, Paul R. Crocker, James C. Paulson (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    All mammalian cells display a diverse array of glycan structures that differ from those that are found on microbial pathogens. Siglecs are a family of sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-like receptors that participate in the discrimination between self and non-self, and that regulate the function of cells in the innate and adaptive immune systems through the recognition of their glycan ligands. In this Review, we describe the recent advances in our understanding of the roles of Siglecs in the regulation of immune cell function in infectious diseases, inflammation, neurodegeneration, autoimmune diseases and cancer.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)653-666
    Number of pages14
    JournalNature Reviews Immunology
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014


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