D A Giffroy

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To emphasize the requirement for a J chain in native polymeric immunoglobulins for their selective transport into exocrine secretions, IgG, purified from two different antisera specific for the human J chain, was shown to: (i) bind in vitro to human polymeric IgA (pIgA) by density gradient ultracentrifugation; (ii) inhibit binding in vitro of rat secretory(More)
The intracellular pathway of polymeric immunoglobulin receptor (pIgR) is governed by multiple signals that lead to constitutive transcytosis. In addition, in transfected polarized MDCK cells, polymeric immunoglobulin A (pIgA) binding stimulates rabbit pIgR-transcytosis, owing to phospholipase-C gamma 1 activation and increase of intracellular calcium.(More)
Secretory immunoglobulin A (S-IgA) participates in the first noninflammatory line of defence of the respiratory tract. S-IgA consists of dimeric IgA (dIgA) produced by plasma cells and secretory component (SC) produced by epithelial cells. This study compared SC production by primary cultures of human bronchial epithelial cells (HBEC) and by respiratory(More)
Binding of human polymeric IgA ligand to its epithelial cell polymeric Ig receptor, pIgR, has been shown to stimulate pIgR apical transcytosis in an in vitro system, based on polarized confluent MDCK cells expressing rabbit pIgR. The present study aimed at testing whether such a stimulation also occurs in vivo. Transcytosis of pIgR was monitored by rat(More)
Three human polymeric IgA (pIgA) myeloma proteins of tetrameric size were compared for their J-chain content, their in vitro secretory component (SC)-binding ability, and their capacity to be transcytosed by polymeric immunoglobulin receptor (pIgR)-expressing epithelial cells in vitro and rat hepatocytes in vivo. One of the three pIgA preparations, pIgA-L,(More)
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