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  • n. The process of opsonizing.

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  • n. The act or process of opsonizing.

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  • n. process whereby opsonins make an invading microorganism more susceptible to phagocytosis


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  • If the complement system in the sea urchin functions through multiple lectin and alternative pathways in the absence of the lytic functions of the terminal pathway, the major activity of this system is expected to be opsonization.

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  • This work discovered a new form of Type I polysaccharide and produced evidence that complement played a catalytic-like part in the opsonization of bacteria by specific antibody.

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  • The second mechanism is an opsonization process, involving the formation of immune complexes with ADAMTS13, which are subsequently cleared by phagocytes

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  • Besides that, through cytokine-mediated interactions with B lymphocytes, the CD4 + T cells contribute to the generation of high-affinity IgG antibodies, which are able to perform bacterial opsonization and complement activation.

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  • The opsonization of foreign particles could facilitate the phagocytic process due to the interaction with Fc receptors highly expressed on the surface of monocytes

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  • Moghimi SM, Szebeni J (2003) Stealth liposomes and long circulating nanoparticles: critical issues in pharmacokinetics, opsonization and protein-binding properties.

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  • We also theorize that physical and biological processes such as particle shape, size, coating and opsonization that affect MP clearance of debris and microbes can be harnessed to facilitate uptake of nanoparticles (NP) and tissue delivery.

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  • Indeed, it is well known that opsonization of particles and microbes facilitates rapid uptake into monocytes and MDM.

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  • To achieve the latter goal, we used a simple means, antibody opsonization, to facilitate uptake of particles into MP; the process by which the host facilitates foreign particles for ingestion and destruction.

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