falciparum infection has been attributed to the impaired opsonic
phagocytic clearance of malaria parasites, especially in multigravid women (33,46), and reduced levels of specific antibodies associated with protection against malaria in pregnancy.
role of tunicate IL-1-like molecules reported by Kelly et at.
involvement in phagocytosis by mollusk hemocytes.
A transient bacteraemia that infects the pleural space could be the underlying pathogenic mechanism apart from the impaired opsonic
activity of the pleural fluid.
Previous investigators have also reported that the N-terminal regions of M proteins possess functional domains in addition to opsonic
epitopes that might constrain the amount of variability within an M type (30-33).
Further studies have shown that the particular opsonic
defect predisposes to respiratory infection, diarrhoea, atopy and failure to thrive during infancy (28-31).
Tripep has out licensed the RAS[R] technology to Opsonic
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Tripep (STO:TPEP) and the German biotech company Cosmix AG have both licensed their respective technologies (RAS and mRNA Display Library) to a newly formed US company named Opsonic
Dale reported that rabbits given the prototypic group A streptococcus vaccine developed high levels of opsonic
(protective) antibodies against six targeted strains of group A streptococcus.