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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.

op·so·nize

(op'sŏn-īz)
To prepare microorganisms for phagocytosis and ultimate destruction.
Synonym(s): opsonise.
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In a separate experiment, typical neutrophil stimulants such as opsonized zymosan, N-formylmethionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine, and phorbol myristate acetate showed much higher ROS generation in human neutrophils than in whole blood.
Thus, integrins participate in Fc[gamma]R-mediated phagocytosis by promoting adhesion to the opsonized particle [124].
At the same time, the engulfment percentage of opsonized and unopsonized SRBCs was also calculated as per formula:
This mechanism inhibits the activation of macrophages and the phagocytosis of opsonized pathogens and other elements that are susceptible to recognition by IgG-class antibodies.
The oxidative burst in whole blood was stimulated with phorbol myristate acetate (PMA 0.05 [micro]M), opsonized zymosan (OpZ; 0.5mg/mL), fMLP (1 [micro]M), or Ca ionophore A23187 (1 [micro]M).
Carneiro-Sampaio, "Colostral mononuclear phagocytes are able to kill enteropathogenic Escherichia coli opsonized with colostral IgA," Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, vol.
blazei structures, opsonized with human serum in vitro.
In the oxidative burst activity experiments, upon stimulation with unlabeled opsonized bacteria (E.
Sheep red blood cells (RBCs) were opsonized with a subagglutinating concentration of IgG rabbit antisheep erythrocyte antibody (Cappel Organon Teknika, Durham, NC) as previously described [29].
Another important activating receptor is represented by CD16 (or Fc[gamma]RIIIA), the low affinity receptor for immunoglobulin G (IgG), able to bind immune complexes and IgG-coated, opsonized cells.
After addition of 10 [micro]l opsonized zymosan, the measurement was initiated and finished after 60 min.