scavenger receptor

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scavenger receptor

a receptor on macrophages that binds preferentially to oxidized LDL, causing macrophages to internalize the LDL.
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scav·en·ger re·cep·tor

(skav'ĕn'jĕr rĕ-sep'tŏr)
A receptor on macrophages that binds preferentially to oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL), causing macrophages to internalize the LDL.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012