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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Secretory Immunoglobulin A: A Protective Factor In The Genital Mucosa.
Author: Giraldo, Paulo C
Gonçalves, Ana Katherine
Eleutério Junior, José
Abstract: The genital mechanisms of defense are not well understood and are 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.
Subject: Female
Humans
Immunity, Mucosal
Immunoglobulin A, Secretory
Mucous Membrane
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Vagina
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17293901
Date Issue: 2006
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