opsonization

opsonization

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the task of some substances considered as acute phase reactants, such as crp and fibronectin, is actually opsonization.

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the act of making the bacteria that enter the body more "tasteful". here by palatable means to facilitate the phagocytosis of macrophages. the substances that provide this are called opsonins. for example, complement system elements are opsonins and they coat bacteria and accelerate their phagocytosis.

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foreign microorganisms entering the body are surrounded by antibodies that are unique to them produced and released by plasma cells. they are thus prepared for phagocytosis by macrophages. this event is called opsonization.

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