Term Information [More information on opsonin binding]

Accession
GO:0001846
Name
opsonin binding
Ontology
molecular_function
Synonyms
None
Definition
Interacting selectively and non-covalently with an opsonin, such as a complement component or antibody, deposited on the surface of a bacteria, virus, immune complex, or other particulate material. Source: GOC:add, ISBN:0781735149
Comment
Note that an opsonin is a blood serum protein or fragment which when deposited on the surface of a bacteria, virus, immune complex, or other particulate material acts a signal for phagocytosis to cells bearing the appropriate receptors. Not all complement components or fragments and not all antibodies have opsonic properties.
History
See term history for GO:0001846 at QuickGO
Subset
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Ancestors of opsonin binding (GO:0001846)
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opsonin binding [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) molecular_function (GO:0003674)
opsonin binding [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) binding (GO:0005488)
opsonin binding [is_a relation] is_a  protein binding (GO:0005515)
Children of opsonin binding (GO:0001846)
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collectin binding (GO:0001862) [is_a relation] is_a  opsonin binding
complement component C1q binding (GO:0001849) [is_a relation] is_a  opsonin binding
complement component C3b binding (GO:0001851) [is_a relation] is_a  opsonin binding
complement component C4b binding (GO:0001855) [is_a relation] is_a  opsonin binding
complement component iC3b binding (GO:0001852) [is_a relation] is_a  opsonin binding
pentraxin binding (GO:0001864) [is_a relation] is_a  opsonin binding
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