Secretory immunity and the bacterial IgA proteases.

  title={Secretory immunity and the bacterial IgA proteases.},
  author={Stuart Kornfeld and Andrew G. Plaut},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  volume={3 3},
The characteristics and functions of microbial IgA proteases are reviewed. These enzymes represent a structurally heterogeneous group of proteins that are secreted into the extracellular environment by bacteria capable of causing human disease. The IgA proteases, which vary in their requirements for metal ions, are neutral endopeptidases whose role in the… CONTINUE READING