Fig. 15: Streptococcus pyogenes Resisting Opsonization with Mac Proteins

Mac proteins produced by Streptococcus pyogenes bind to IgG receptors and C3b receptors on phagocytes. This blocks opsonization by preventing C3b and the Fc [ortion of IgG from attaching to their corresponding receptors.

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