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opsonize

[′äp·sə‚nīz]
(immunology)
To render microorganisms susceptible to phagocytosis.
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Additionally, to examine in vivo effects of NP, we also analyzed the effects of NP itself and the synergistic effects of NP and a typical inflammatory agent, opsonized zymosan, on human whole blood including neutrophils.
The data obtained from this nvestigation suggested that the non opsonized particles of ALCAP and TCP materials exhibited an increase in cell number at both the 48 and 72 hour phases.
3,4] Antiplatelet antibodies have been demonstrated to entice the neutrophilic granulocytes to ingest suitably opsonized platelets.
In an in vitro opsonization assay, 14358 was opsonized by 336 specific immune rabbit IgGs and not by normal rabbit IgG.
SR-A may function to engulf bacteria, viruses, and harmful substances opsonized by CRP in a context of innate immunity.
The same authors reported that MBL opsonized HIV exhibited a 6-fold higher uptake by monocytes.
blazei structures, opsonized with human serum in vitro.
The paper, "Endogenously Opsonized Particles Divert Prostanoid Action from Lethal to Protective in Models of Experimental Endotoxemia," describes how liposomes "toggle" the action of prostaglandins from inflammatory to anti-inflammatory.
After addition of 10 [micro]l opsonized zymosan, the measurement was initiated and finished after 60 min.