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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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They are associated with a nonfunctional protein or the absence of a complete complement molecule capable of attaching to antibody-coated foreign invaders and opsonizing bacteria.
Other components of the phenoloxidase cascade are also involved in opsonizing pathogens for phagocytosis, or appear to be cytotoxic (Hellio et al.
Regarding the immune-protection against BoHV-1, antibodies of isotype IgG2 display greater opsonizing activity than those of isotype IgG1 for bovine neutrophils present in peripheral blood (HOWARD et al., 1980; PETERS et al., 2004), thus indicating that there is greater affinity of the receptors of these cells for IgG2 antibodies.
Reconstitution of opsonizing activity by infusion of mannan-binding lectin (MBL) to MBL-deficient humans.