Evidence for a vesicular transport mechanism in hepatocytes for biliary secretion of immunoglobulin A.

Quantitative electron microscopic autoradiography and diaminobenzidine cytochemistry provide evidence for an uptake and vesicular transport mechanism for iodine-125-labeled immunoglobulin A from plasma to bile by hepatocytes in vivo. The data confirm the existence of a hepatobiliary pathway for secretion of immunoglobulin A into the intestine and are… CONTINUE READING