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an antibody in blood serum that attaches to invading microorganisms and other antigens to make them more susceptible to the action of phagocytes

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50 [micro]l bacterial dilution was mixed with 50 [micro]l heat inactivated normal serum (NS) and/or convalescent serum (CS) and 400 [micro]l of non opsonic heparinized donor blood, as a source of neutrophils and complement.
An impaired opsonic activity of antibodies has been reported in multigravid women coinfected with HIV and malaria as in comparison to those without HIV.
Also, a reported case of an adult SSSS, in which a patient presented normal opsonic activity and phagocytic function but marked defects in neutrophil chemotaxis and T-lymphocyte function (13), reinforces the importance of immune response in disease pathogenesis.
This concurs with the report of Cline and Lehrer who indicated that the opsonic property of Candida immune serum was attributed to the presence of specific IgG, and not to activation of the complement system.
Neutrophil function, serum opsonic activity, and delayed hypersensitivity in surgical patients.
Neutrophyl function, serum opsonic activity, and delayed hypersensitivity in surgical patients.
and Opsonic Therapeutics and is a member of the GlaxoSmithKline Biopharm Investment Board.
The nephelometer: an instrument for estimating the number of bacteria in suspensions used for calculating the opsonic index and for vaccines.
The C4b2a complex generates opsonic C3b fragments which further activates the complement system resulting in lysis of microbes (4,5).
It prevents both opsonic and non-opsonic phagocytosis, protecting the bacterium cell from the host immune response [7].
P35, an opsonic lectin of the ficolin family, in human blood from neonates, normal adults, and recurrent miscarriage patients.
Stossel TP (1973) Evaluation of opsonic and leukocyte function with a spectrophotometric test in patients with infection and with phagocytic disorders.