opsonize

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opsonize

[′äp·sə‚nīz]
(immunology)
To render microorganisms susceptible to phagocytosis.
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Furthermore, it was reported that antibodies to the p57 protein were capable of opsonising the bacteria, thus enhancing phagocytosis (Bandin et al., 1995).
In immune individuals, circulating anti-PrP antibodies effectively protect against the disease by activating the classical complement pathway, as well as opsonising bacteria for phagocytosis.