Gonadal steroids and salivary IgA in healthy young women and men.

  title={Gonadal steroids and salivary IgA in healthy young women and men.},
  author={Sari M van Anders},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  volume={22 3},
Empirical evidence from clinical, nonhuman animal, and in vitro studies point to links between immune function and gonadal steroids, including potential androgenic immunosuppression and estrogenic immunoenhancement. This study was designed to test links between steroids and one marker of mucosal humoral immunity-immunoglobulin A (IgA) in healthy individuals, to facilitate comparisons with other species and clinical populations, as there are few existing studies with healthy humans that also… CONTINUE READING
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