opsonisation


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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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IgM is 100 to 400 times greater than immunoglobulin G (IgG), and the opsonisation of bacteria by IgM is also approximately 1,000 times greater than IgG.
aureus produces an important cell wall surface protein A (spa) which impairs the process of opsonisation and phagocytosis by binding with immunoglobulin G (Gao and Stewart, 2004).
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.