Characteristics of IgA antibodies against HIV-1 in sera and saliva from HIV-seropositive individuals in different clinical stages.

@article{Matsuda1993CharacteristicsOI,
  title={Characteristics of IgA antibodies against HIV-1 in sera and saliva from HIV-seropositive individuals in different clinical stages.},
  author={Shunji Matsuda and Shinichi Oka and Mitsuo Honda and Yutaka Takebe and Toshitada Takemori},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of immunology},
  year={1993},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={428-34}
}
IgA antibodies were analysed in sera and saliva from 40 HIV-1 seropositive individuals. The level of total IgA in serum was elevated according to the progress of the disease. IgA antibodies against p24 and gp160 were detected in the asymptomatic phase of infection. However, they declined in the symptomatic phases in contrast with IgG antibodies. Interestingly, three patients in the symptomatic phase who showed high levels of IgA antibodies were all in relatively good clinical condition. The IgG… CONTINUE READING

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