Gene Set: KEGG_FC_GAMMA_R_MEDIATED_PHAGOCYTOSIS

Standard name KEGG_FC_GAMMA_R_MEDIATED_PHAGOCYTOSIS
Systematic name M16121
Brief description Fc gamma R-mediated phagocytosis
Full description or abstract Phagocytosis plays an essential role in host-defense mechanisms through the uptake and destruction of infectious pathogens. Specialized cell types including macrophages, neutrophils, and monocytes take part in this process in higher organisms. After opsonization with antibodies (IgG), foreign extracellular materials are recognized by Fc gamma receptors. Cross-linking of Fc gamma receptors initiates a variety of signals mediated by tyrosine phosphorylation of multiple proteins, which lead through the actin cytoskeleton rearrangements and membrane remodeling to the formation of phagosomes. Nascent phagosomes undergo a process of maturation that involves fusion with lysosomes. The acquisition of lysosomal proteases and release of reactive oxygen species are crucial for digestion of engulfed materials in phagosomes.
Collection C2: curated gene sets
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Exact source hsa04666
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External links http://www.genome.jp/kegg/pathway/hsa/hsa04666.html
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Organism Homo sapiens
Contributed by KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes)
Source platform Human_NCBI_Gene_ID
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