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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Secretory Immunoglobulin A: A Protective Factor In The Genital Mucosa
Author: Giraldo P.C.
Goncalves A.K.
Eleuterio Jr. J.
Abstract: The genital mechanisms of defense are not well understood and ar'e therefore ignored during therapy. This fact results in a great number of cases of treatment failure. The mucosa is an important protective factor of the genital female system, through self-defense mechanisms, and secretor antibodies (immunoglobulin A). The lymphoid tissue exerts protective anti-inflammatory activity, besides inhibiting microorganism adherence, neutralizes viruses and toxins and stabilizes the mucosal flora. Although certain microorganisms, such as viruses and fungus, are controlled by cellular immunity, secretory IgA can also exert an important role in the control of these agents. © 2006 by The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Contexto Publishing. All rights reserved.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1413-86702006000400002
Date Issue: 2006
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