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make (cells) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes

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Caption: Figure 3: Luminol-detected total ROS production by neutrophils stimulated with (a) PBS (no stimulus), (b) opsonised Staphylococcus aureus, (c) Fusobacterium nucleatum, and (d) PMA (25 nM) in the presence of PBS, ethanol, and Accessions 3, 11, 14, 16, 17, and 24 (n = 10).
4), (16) Adherence of opsonised pathogens to neutrophils and monocytes/macrophages initiates the process of internalisation, resulting in the entrapment of the pathogen in a membranebound, cytoplasmic structure known as the phagosome.