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Hi,

I was just wondering, in phagocytosis when a phagocytic vacuole is formed and lysozymes are released into this to digest the pathogen, why aren't the antigens of the pathogen also digested by the non-specific lysozymes?

Many thanks in advance.
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(Original post by Bigbosshead)
Hi,

I was just wondering, in phagocytosis when a phagocytic vacuole is formed and lysozymes are released into this to digest the pathogen, why aren't the antigens of the pathogen also digested by the non-specific lysozymes?

Many thanks in advance.
The antigens are normally presented as part of antigen presenting cells to trigger an immune response by sending signals to other cells to identify the pathogen that has been digested
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