Generation of the IgA response

  • H.-Harald Sedlacek
  • Tarik Möröy


Secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) protects mucosal epithelial cells by:
  • Inhibition of adhesion, colonization and function of bacteria (Dhar et al. 1985; Abraham et al. 1985)

  • Prevention of attachment and internalization of viruses (Taylor et al. 1985)

  • Reduction of potential infestation of parasites (Kaplan et al. 1985)

  • Neutralization of toxins and suppression of toxin induced damage (Tamaru et al. 1985)


Sugar Cysteine Sedimentation Proline Polypeptide 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • H.-Harald Sedlacek
    • 1
  • Tarik Möröy
    • 2
  1. 1.Strategische Planung TherapeutikaBehringwerke AGMarburgGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Molekularbiologie und TumorforschungMarburgGermany

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