opsonisation


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Related to opsonisation: complement fixation, classical pathway, Complement system
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Noun1.opsonisation - process whereby opsonins make an invading microorganism more susceptible to phagocytosis
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
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At the same time, complement proteins coat the surface of pathogens, signalling and providing receptor binding sites for professional phagocytes to attach--a process called opsonisation.
Activation of the complement system by antigens (classic way) or by surface pathogens finally leads to taxis of inflammatory cells, opsonisation of pathogens and destroy of pathogens.
This can be reduced to a certain extent with the advent of stealth liposomes where the liposomes are coated with materials like polyoxyethylene (4) which prevents opsonisation of the liposome and their uptake by macrophages (5).