[Molecular aspects of secretory IgA (S-IgA) in gut-associated lymphoid tissues].

@article{Moro1996MolecularAO,
  title={[Molecular aspects of secretory IgA (S-IgA) in gut-associated lymphoid tissues].},
  author={Itaru Moro and Kazuo Komiyama and Kaoru Kusama and Teruhiko Iwase and Masahide Asano and Norihiro Takenouchi},
  journal={Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={1155-61}
}
Secretory IgA, which plays an important role in the defense of the exocrine tissue, is composed of a polymeric IgA, joining (J) chain and secretory component (SC). Polymeric IgA and J chain are produced by plasma cells and SC by glandular epithelial cells. We here described the molecular aspects of J chain and SC. Study of the J chain has been confined to… CONTINUE READING