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An insoluble substance containing various polysaccharides that is a component of the cell walls of yeast and other fungi and induces production of inflammatory cytokines. It is used in the immunoassay of the serum protein properdin.

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(Biochemistry) biochem an insoluble carbohydrate found in yeast
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After incubation, 25 ul of serum opsonized zymosan (SOZ) [Fluka, Buchs, Switzerland] and 25 ul of intracellular reactive oxygen species detecting probe, luminol [Research Organics, Cleveland, OH, USA] were added into each well, except blank wells (containing only HBSS++).
Kontrol olarak karsi ekstremiteye zymosan veya turpentine gibi steril enflamasyon yapan ajanlar enjekte edilir.
--Peptidoglycans, zymosan, flagellin, LTA, and LPS generate a positive MAT response in a variety of media and have been thoroughly reviewed by Hasiwa et al.
The effect of zymosan and the protective effect of various antioxidants on fracture healing in rats.
Resolvins are v-3 DHA-derived metabolites, and are biosynthesized during the resolution phase of inflammatory response, including halted transendothelial migration of human neutrophils,[17],[57],[58] upregulation of monocyte ingestion of apoptotic neutrophils, and enhanced macrophage phagocytosis of zymosan and apoptotic polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs).[59] Previous studies have shown that resolvin D1 (7S,8R,17S-trihydro-xy-4Z,8E,10Z,12E,14E, 19Z-docosahexaenoic acid; RvD1) exerts potent anti-inflammatory and pro-resolving actions in several animal models of sepsis, peritonitis, taraxis, and ALI.[60],[61] Furthermore, a recent study [62] has shown that RvD1 could improve the survival rate and attenuated ALI induced by LPS.
Additionally, OA models with zymosan, a potent inducer of COX-2 expression, were used in an experimental study in the temporomandibular joint.
When incubation has done, 25 uL of serum opsonized zymosan (SOZ) (Fluka, Buchs, Switzerland) and 25 uL of intracellular responsive oxygen species identifying test, luminol (Research Organics, Cleveland, OH, USA) were included into each well, away from clear wells (having just HBSS++).
CD18 integrin dependent endothelial injury: effects of opsonized zymosan and phorbol ester activation.
In clinical practice, the most common immunomodulators are of polysaccharide and lipopolysaccharide nature: proper-mil, zymosan, prodigiosan, pyrogenal, and thymalin (22).
TLR2 can bind to a wide range of exogenous ligands, including lipoproteins, lipoteichoic acid, peptidoglycan, zymosan, lipoarabinomannan, glycosylphosphatidylinositol, phenolsoluble modulin, and glycolipids [44], thereby mediating host immune response against gram-positive bacteria [45].
It was also shown that phagocytosis of zymosan particles and hydrogen peroxide production, which are both reduced in peritoneal macrophages of diabetic rats, were restored by a single dose of insulin [22], suggesting an important role of the hormone in the phagocytic activity of neutrophils and macrophages.