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Opsonophagocytic Killing Assay to Assess Immunological Responses Against Bacterial Pathogens
 

Opsonophagocytic Killing Assay to Assess Immunological Responses Against Bacterial Pathogens

Article doi: 10.3791/59400
April 5th, 2019

Summary April 5th, 2019

This opsonophagocytic killing assay is used to compare the ability of phagocytic immune cells to respond to and kill bacteria based on different treatments and/or conditions. Classically, this assay serves as the gold standard for assessing effector functions of antibodies raised against a bacterium as opsonin.

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