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make (cells) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes

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In addition to virus-neutralization, the anti BoHV-1 antibodies can opsonize the virus, activate the complement system, and can mediate the Antibody Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity (ADCC) (JONES & CHOWDHURY, 2008).
SP-A ve SP-D ozgun olarak RSV-F ve RSV-G proteinlerine baglanirlar ve RSV'yi makrofajlar icin opsonize ederlerler (38).
In addition, it has been shown that this antibody has the ability to opsonize and agglutinate the antigen and to fix complement [4].
Antibodies have the ability to neutralize bacterial toxins, block attachment of viruses to cells, opsonize bacteria, and activate the inflammatory response.
These reactions are usually attributed to the antibody's ability to fix complement (a series of plasma proteins), opsonize particles, or function in an antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity reaction.
INTRODUCTION: The Complement System is a cascade of over 30 activating, effector and regulatory proteins that enhance the ability of the humoral immune system to opsonize or destroy a variety of pathogens.
2007), nodule formation (Hine 1999), phagocytosis (Bayne 1990, Cheng 1996), wound healing (Franchini & Ottaviani 2000), and production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and active enzymes that are well known to assist, opsonize, and accelerate hemocyte immune functions (Xing et al.
Thus, by triggering activation of the complement system, CRP is able to opsonize targets (1).