The Immunoglobulin a System

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Jiri Mestecky
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 11, 2013 - Medical - 555 pages
The International Symposium on the Immunoglobulin A System was organized in observance of the twenty-fifth anni versary of the School of Dentistry of the University of Ala bama in Birmingham. Immunoglobulin A was chosen as the sub ject of the Symposium because of its broad scope in relation to all biologic sciences, as well as for its particular rele vance to prevention of the most common human disease--dental caries. More than 500 scientists, from 13 countries, met in Birmingham, Alabama to review critically past and current research on IgA and to outline goals for integrating future investigations of the many facets of the IgA system. It is our pleasure to express sincere appreciation to the following, whose efforts made the Symposium possible: to Dr. Sidney B. Finn, Chairman, and all members of the Twenty fifth Anniversary Planning Committee for their advice and assistance; to Dr. Charles A. McCallum, Dean of the School of Dentistry, for his enthusiastic approval and support; to Dr. Frederick W. Kraus, Symposium Chairman, for the countless hours of meticulous planning that ensured the smooth execution of the Symposium; to Ms. Tonnia C. Maddox whose unstinting dedication was indispensable to the organizational success of the meeting; to those who assisted with the transcription of manuscripts and discussions: Ms. Shirley Snow, Ms. Jan Allen, Ms. Janice Buchanan, Ms. Joy Fisher, Ms. Pam Honeycutt, Ms. Mary Huckabee, Ms. Charlotte Hughes, Mr. Stephen Miles, Ms.
 

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Contents

The IgA System in Connection with Local
3
Origin Distribution and Differentiation
13
Cell Types Contributing to the Biosynthesis
23
DISCUSSION I
31
GutAssociated Lymphoblasts and Intestinal
41
Bronchial Lymphoid Tissue
47
The Origin of Monomeric and Polymeric Forms
57
Cytophilic Properties of IgA to Human
67
Implications of Secretory Immune System
271
The Role of the Secretory Immune System
283
The Role of Immunization in Controlling Antigen
295
Lack of C3 Activation through Classical
305
Bacterial Adherence to Mucosal Surfaces
315
Specificity of Antibodies to Streptococcus
327
Secretory Antibodies in Milk of Swine Against
337
Secretory IgA and Direct Killing of Shigella
343

e e s e e e e e o e e e o e e e
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Characteristics of SCIg Complexes Formed
87
Association of SIgA Subunits
99
Modulation of the Assembly of Immunoglobulin
110
E C Franklin Initial Discussant
121
Mechanism of Immunoglobulin Polymer Assembly
129
Assembly and Secretion of Immunoglobulin A
139
Special Characteristics of the IgA2 Subclass
151
Genetics and Evolution of Human Immunoglobulin A 16 1
161
DISCUSSION II
171
Isolation Properties and Structure
177
Amino Acid Sequence Studies of Human
191
Structural Studies on a Human IgA1
201
The Hinge Peptide of an IgA2m 2 Myeloma
211
The Carbohydrate Composition of Glycopeptides
219
DISCUS S ION I e e o e e o e e s e e o e e e e e
229
Studies on the Primary Structure of Human
241
Production of an Fc Fragment from Human
245
Disulfide Bridges of Human Immunoglobulins
257
Current Knowledge on Alpha Chain Disease
365
The Cellular Basis of IgA Deficiency
373
Alpha Chain Determinants on the Membrane
381
Secretory and Serum IgA in Children with
389
Studies of Secretory Antibodies to E Coli
399
An Adolescent Coming of Age 4 09
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e e o e o e o e o e o e o e o e o e e e
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Types of Size Heterogeneity of IgA Molecules
429
Selective IgA Deficiency and Chronic Obstructive
437
SESSION
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Formation
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The Establishment of Systemic Immunity
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DISCUSSION I
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Oral Manifestations of IgA Deficiency
497
e 6 6 6 6 e e g o e e
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Impressions Summary and Questions Raised
513
Program Participants
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Index e e e e s e e e o e o e o e 9
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