Macrophage fusion cuisine

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In this issue of Blood, Van den Bossche and colleagues identify E-cadherin as a new IL-4/IL-4Rα/STAT6-induced and polyamine-dependent marker of M2 polarized macrophages.1 This new pathway promotes formation of the E-cadherin/β-catenin complex, leading to homotypic and heterotypic cellular fusion (see figure) and plays an important role in guiding macrophage functions associated with Th2 immune responses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4609-4610
Number of pages2
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Nov 19 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Immunology
  • Hematology


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