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op·so·nize

 (ŏp′sə-nīz′)
tr.v. op·so·nized, op·so·niz·ing, op·so·niz·es
To make (bacteria or other pathogens) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes.

[From opsonin.]

op′so·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.

opsonize

(ˈɒpsəˌnaɪz) or

opsonise

;

opsonify

(ɒpˈsɒnɪˌfaɪ)
vb
(Biochemistry) (tr) to subject (bacteria) to the action of opsonins
ˌopsoniˈzation, ˌopsoniˈsation, opˌsonifiˈcation n

opsonize


Past participle: opsonized
Gerund: opsonizing

Imperative
opsonize
opsonize
Present
I opsonize
you opsonize
he/she/it opsonizes
we opsonize
you opsonize
they opsonize
Preterite
I opsonized
you opsonized
he/she/it opsonized
we opsonized
you opsonized
they opsonized
Present Continuous
I am opsonizing
you are opsonizing
he/she/it is opsonizing
we are opsonizing
you are opsonizing
they are opsonizing
Present Perfect
I have opsonized
you have opsonized
he/she/it has opsonized
we have opsonized
you have opsonized
they have opsonized
Past Continuous
I was opsonizing
you were opsonizing
he/she/it was opsonizing
we were opsonizing
you were opsonizing
they were opsonizing
Past Perfect
I had opsonized
you had opsonized
he/she/it had opsonized
we had opsonized
you had opsonized
they had opsonized
Future
I will opsonize
you will opsonize
he/she/it will opsonize
we will opsonize
you will opsonize
they will opsonize
Future Perfect
I will have opsonized
you will have opsonized
he/she/it will have opsonized
we will have opsonized
you will have opsonized
they will have opsonized
Future Continuous
I will be opsonizing
you will be opsonizing
he/she/it will be opsonizing
we will be opsonizing
you will be opsonizing
they will be opsonizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been opsonizing
you have been opsonizing
he/she/it has been opsonizing
we have been opsonizing
you have been opsonizing
they have been opsonizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been opsonizing
you will have been opsonizing
he/she/it will have been opsonizing
we will have been opsonizing
you will have been opsonizing
they will have been opsonizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been opsonizing
you had been opsonizing
he/she/it had been opsonizing
we had been opsonizing
you had been opsonizing
they had been opsonizing
Conditional
I would opsonize
you would opsonize
he/she/it would opsonize
we would opsonize
you would opsonize
they would opsonize
Past Conditional
I would have opsonized
you would have opsonized
he/she/it would have opsonized
we would have opsonized
you would have opsonized
they would have opsonized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.opsonize - make (cells) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
References in periodicals archive ?
2007), nodule formation (Hine 1999), phagocytosis (Bayne 1990, Cheng 1996), wound healing (Franchini & Ottaviani 2000), and the productions of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and active enzymes that assist, opsonize, and accelerate hemocyte immune functions (Lin et al.
Antibody molecules directed against flagellar antigens can agglutinate and/or immobilize bacterial cells, or possibly opsonize them from phagocytosis, which presumably would aid in host defense [2,6,22,32].
Children with nephrotic syndrome have low serum immunoglobulin G (IgG) levels due to urinary loss of IgG, abnormal T lymphocyte function, and disruptions in the complement pathway, which decreases the ability to opsonize encapsulated bacteria, such as Streptococcus pneumonia (Gbadegesin & Smoyer, 2008).
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).