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to subject to opsonization.
To make (bacteria or other cells) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes.
op′so·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
To prepare microorganisms for phagocytosis and ultimate destruction.
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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
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.