opsonize

VERB
  1. make (cells) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes
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  • Descamps-Latscha B, Druilhe P (1990) Activation of phagocyte oxidative metabolism by opsonized PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • Taken at face value, these results suggest, but do not prove, that extra-cellular ROS release induced in PMNs by opsonized merozoites, may be a key effector function for protection against blood stage PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • IgG2a isotype antibody is known to be more effective than other isotypes in clearing virus infection via multiple mechanisms including complement activation, stimulation of antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity and clearance of opsonized virus by macrophages PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • For experiments using N-formyl-Met-Leu-Phe (fMLP), PMN were incubated with 20 µL per well of 2.5 mM fMLP (Sigma) at 37°C for 5 min before adding opsonized merozoites to start the reaction. PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • To investigate relationships between neutrophil antibody dependent respiratory burst (ADRB) activity and acquisition of natural immunity to malaria, a reproducible, standardized, high throughput in vitro chemiluminescence protocol was developed, based on merozoites opsonized with antibodies in the sera of two PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • The role of B-cells in the immune response is to release antibodies that may opsonize a particular cell and assist T-cells in destruction of that cell.
  • It has been proposed that monocytes activated by opsonized merozoites, release an unidentified soluble factor that inhibits the growth of surrounding intra-erythrocytic parasites. PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • Three-micrometer latex beads were opsonized with human immunoglobulin G.
  • For assays using PMNs, bacteria were opsonized in 5% NHS. PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • The percentage of GAS opsonized was determined by counting the number of colonies growing after incubation with test immune sera and comparing this with the number of colonies growing after incubation with control sera.
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