Summary: The engulfment and degradation of cells by other cells.
Alvey C, Discher D. Engineering macrophages to eat cancer: from "marker of self" CD47 and phagocytosis to differentiation. J Leukoc Biol. 2017;102:31-40 pubmed publisher
..Here, we highlight some of those past, present, and rapidly emerging efforts to understand and control macrophages for cancer therapy. ..
Egashira M, Hirota Y, Shimizu Hirota R, Saito Fujita T, Haraguchi H, Matsumoto L, et al. F4/80+ Macrophages Contribute to Clearance of Senescent Cells in the Mouse Postpartum Uterus. Endocrinology. 2017;158:2344-2353 pubmed publisher
..These findings indicate that the macrophage is a key player in the clearance of uterine senescent cells to maintain postpartum uterine function. ..
Pekpak E, Sirvan Cetin B. Secondary Hemophagocytic Lymphohistocytosis in a Child With Brucellosis. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2017;39:e501-e503 pubmed publisher
..HLH can be classified as primary and secondary. Secondary HLH can be related to infections. Here we report a case of Brucella-related HLH, which has been rarely reported in the literature. ..
Wakui H, Fuseya S, Suzuki R, Shimbo M, Okada R, Hamada M, et al. Incomplete clearance of apoptotic cells by core 1-derived O-glycan-deficient resident peritoneal macrophages. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2018;495:2017-2023 pubmed publisher
..These results demonstrated that core 1-derived O-glycan is required for Tim4-dependent normal efferocytosis and may contribute to the stable expression of the Tim4 glycoprotein. ..