Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Opsonizing Antibodies

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_4793

These antibodies promote the oral uptake (phagocytation) of parasites by specialized host cells (monocytes, macrophages, neutrophils) expressing the appropriate Fc receptors on their surface. OAs belong predominantly to the group of Ig61 and Ig63.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany