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Encyclopedic Reference of Immunotoxicology

pp 487-487


A molecule that binds to antigen and phagocyte to enhance phagocytosis. C3b and C4b along with their degradation products are opsonins derived from the complement system. Immunoglobulins also function as opsonins.

Complement, Classical Pathway/‚ÄčAlternative Pathway

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