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- n. Alternative form of opsonization.
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- n. process whereby opsonins make an invading microorganism more susceptible to phagocytosis
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This protein acts selectively against Gram-negative bacteria where it exerts: 1) cytotoxic effects by membrane damage; 2) neutralization of the lipopolysaccharide endotoxin and; 3) opsonisation of bacteria, becoming a target to phagocytic cells.