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opsonize

[′äp·sə‚nīz]
(immunology)
To render microorganisms susceptible to phagocytosis.
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Similarly, AP also augmented by opsonisation of bacteria with IgG and complement fixation (Asbury, 1984).
Activation of the complement system by antigens (classic way) or by surface pathogens finally leads to taxis of inflammatory cells, opsonisation of pathogens and destroy of pathogens.
This can be reduced to a certain extent with the advent of stealth liposomes where the liposomes are coated with materials like polyoxyethylene (4) which prevents opsonisation of the liposome and their uptake by macrophages (5).