A GPCR Handles Bacterial Sensing in Chemotaxis and Phagocytosis

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In this issue of Developmental Cell, Pan et al. (2016) identified in cells of the social amoeba Dictyostelium a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that recognizes a chemoattractant secreted by bacteria. This work uncovers a mechanism by which a single GPCR mediates pseudopod extension during cell migration and bacterial engulfment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-356
Number of pages3
JournalDevelopmental Cell
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 22 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology


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