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make (cells) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes

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Differential opsonizing and neutralizing action of human typhus rickettsia-specific cytophilic antibodies in cultures of human macrophages.
The most rational explanation of the observed process was the opsonizing effects of the many agglutinating factors, i.e., the agglutinins depleted their activity by binding to the bacterial particles but increased the PA at the same time.
To examine the relationship between implant surface properties, opsonization, and phagocytosis under in vivo conditions, phagocytic experiments were conducted using a cell line in a cell culture medium that was supplemented with serum albumin and human opsonizing serum factors [27].
Taouji, "Foal IgG and opsonizing anti-Rhodococcus equi antibodies after immunization of pregnant mares with a protective VapA candidate vaccine," Veterinary Microbiology, vol.
Siu et al., "Increasing opsonizing and killing effect of serum from patients with recurrent K1 Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess," Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, vol.
(b) Serum, Plasma and Hyper Immune Serum: Addition of a small amount of serum to uterine secretions could increase the opsonizing capacity and significantly enhance the phagocytic ability of equine PMN's.