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glossary:opsonins

(Science: protein) substance that binds to the surface of a particle and enhances the uptake of the particle by a phagocyte. probably the most important in mammals derive from complement (C3b or C3bi) or immunoglobulins which are bound through the fc receptor).

glossary/opsonins.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)