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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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In the NBT "glass" slides, the adherence of the neutrophils to the glass surface in the presence of opsonin causes some neutrophils to take up and reduce the NBT.
but Shaw was not about to concede that Ridgeon's opsonin treatment was any less ridiculous in its way than the removal of something Walpole calls the "nuciform sac.
It was more likely that IgY behaves as an opsonin facilitating the uptake of the fungus by phagocytes.
Differential release of superoxide anions by macrophages treated with long and short fibre amosite asbestos is a consequence of differential affinity for opsonin.
Purification and characterization of a humoral opsonin, with specificity for D-galactose, in the colonial ascidian Botryllus schlosseri.
The top performing drugmaker was Opsonin Pharma, which posted a 51% revenue boost, followed by Eskayef Bangaldesh (+42%) and Drug International (+39%).
Activation of complement yields a variety of opsonin molecules that can rapidly coat bacterial surfaces, which interact with complement receptors on neutrophils to facilitate phagocytosis.
Opsonization Process by which an opsonin faciliatate phagocytosis.
MBL is a liver-derived complement-activating opsonin that recognizes repetitive sugar structures present on a variety of microorganisms.
Winkelstein JA, Smith MR, Shin HS (1975) The role of C3 as an opsonin in the early stages of infection.
cordata might have also activated the complement factors via the alternative pathway, which acts as opsonin leading to enhancement of phagocytosis.
i) The presence of ketosis leads to diminution of opsonin content, depression of antibody titre of the blood and interference with the action of INH in Tuberculosis bacilli.
Acting as an opsonin for gram-positive bacteria to aid in their phagocytosis, CRP increases late during the onset of sepsis.
Many acute-phase proteins such as CRP and SAA, bind to microbial cell walls and they may act as opsonins and fix complement.