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opsonize

 [op´sŏ-nīz]
to subject to opsonization.

opsonize

(ŏp′sə-nīz′)
tr.v. opso·nized, opso·nizing, opso·nizes
To make (bacteria or other cells) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes.

op′so·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.

opsonize

See opsonin.

op·so·nize

(op'sŏn-īz)
To prepare microorganisms for phagocytosis and ultimate destruction.
Synonym(s): opsonise.

opsonize

to subject to opsonization.
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CRP binds to a variety of ligands such as phosphocholine residues, modified LDL, and damaged cells; activates complement; and opsonizes biological particles (1, 2).
Recent studies indicate that MBL could opsonize HIV but does not induce neutralization of virus within the physiological concentration range (62).
Fetuin-A acts as a ubiquitous cofactor, usually required to opsonize cationic macrophage deactivating molecules (10).
10) This could be due to decreased serum immunoglobulin, protein deficiency, decreased bactericidal activity of the leukocytes, immunosuppressive therapy, decreased perfusion of the spleen caused by hypovolemia and loss in the urine of a complement factor (Properdin factor 3) that opsonizes certain bacteria.