IgA adaptation to the presence of commensal bacteria in the intestine.


The lower intestine of mammals is colonised by a dense flora composed mainly of non-pathogenic commensal bacteria. These intestinal bacteria have a wide-ranging impact on host immunity and physiology. One adaptation following intestinal colonisation is increased production and secretion of polyspecific intestinal IgA. In contrast to the strong mucosal… (More)


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