Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Microbes Infect. 2001 Oct;3(12):1021-35.

IgA responses in the intestinal mucosa against pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms.

Author information

1
Institute of Experimental Immunology, Universit├Ątsspital, Schmelzbergstrasse 12, CH8091, Z├╝rich, Switzerland. amacpher@pathol.unizh.ch

Abstract

IgA is the most abundant immunoglobulin produced in mammals; most is secreted as a dimer across mucous membranes. This review discusses the different mechanisms of induction of IgA, and its role in protecting mucosal surfaces against pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms.

PMID:
11580989
DOI:
10.1016/s1286-4579(01)01460-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center