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opsonize

[′äp·sə‚nīz]
(immunology)
To render microorganisms susceptible to phagocytosis.
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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.
Reconstitution of opsonizing activity by infusion of mannan-binding lectin (MBL) to MBL-deficient humans.