macrophage scavenger receptor 1


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macrophage scavenger receptor 1

A membrane glycoprotein encoded by MSR1 on 8p22 which binds various ligands (e.g., bacterial lipopolysaccharide, lipoteichoic acid) and oxidised serum (HDL, LDL). It has been implicated in the pathologic deposition of cholesterol in arterial walls during atherogenesis.
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