Immunoglobulin A: a bridge between innate and adaptive immunity

Macpherson, Andrew J; Geuking, Markus B; McCoy, Kathy D (2011). Immunoglobulin A: a bridge between innate and adaptive immunity. Current opinion in gastroenterology, 27(6), pp. 529-33. Philadelphia, Pa.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/MOG.0b013e32834bb805

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The review summarizes the recent progress that has been made in understanding the function of immunoglobulin A (IgA) in promoting a healthy mutualism with the commensal microbiota and protecting against pathogens. Although IgA is by far the most abundant antibody produced by mammals, direct experimental evidence for its function is still lacking.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Gastroenterology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Visceral Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Macpherson, Andrew; Geuking, Markus and McCoy, Kathleen

ISSN:

0267-1379

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:22

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1097/MOG.0b013e32834bb805

PubMed ID:

21912248

Web of Science ID:

000296148000007

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/7752 (FactScience: 213078)

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