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make (cells) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes

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The complement pathway participates in the innate immune response when C3 binds (opsonizes) MAMPs including glycans, thereby labeling them for recognition by the host.
CRP binds to a variety of ligands such as phosphocholine residues, modified LDL, and damaged cells; activates complement; and opsonizes biological particles (1, 2).
The B-face of CRP recognizes phosphocholine epitope of bacteria to opsonize them.
Fetuin (alpha2-HS-glycoprotein) opsonizes cationic macrophage deactivating molecules.