Birgit Höger, Susanna Zierler,
"Engulf and digest ? TRPM7 as key regulator of macrophage phagosome maturation"
, in Science Direct, in Cell Calcium, 8-2022, ISSN: 0143-4160
Engulf and digest ? TRPM7 as key regulator of macrophage phagosome maturation
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Localized intracellular calcium fluxes are indispensable for immunologically directed Fc receptor-mediated cellular phagocytosis. A similar dependency on calcium signals has been speculated to occur in efferocytosis, the clearance of non-opsonized apoptotic cell bodies by macrophages. In a recent study published in Nature Communications, Schappe et al. describe the TRPM7 ion channel as mediator of peri?phagosomal calcium currents, ensuring maturation of the acidifying phagosome. The authors identified a fundamental calcium signaling module provided by TRPM7, which is necessary for clearance of apoptotic cells. This finding updates our current molecular understanding of calcium dynamics, tissue maintenance and immunological clean-up.