The IgA mucosal immune system.

  • Michael E. Lamm
  • Published 1988 in
    American journal of kidney diseases : the…


This report reviews the immunophysiology of the mucosal immune system, the principal antibody of which is a special form of IgA, termed secretory IgA. This IgA is produced locally by mucosal plasma cells that are descended from precursors initially stimulated in organized, mucosal lymphoid organs designed for antigen sampling. After the initial triggering… (More)


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