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  • immunoglobulin A

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  • n. one of the most common of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; the chief antibody in the membranes of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts


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  • The antibodies mentioned, of which IgA is the most sensitive screening test for the disease, are antibodies to proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley.

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  • Volpe's problem, a kidney disease called IgA nephropathy, is among those that haven't yet been linked to the dust.

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  • Furthermore, retinoic acid is required for Ig class switching to IgA, which is ubiquitous in the mucosal immune system.

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  • These mucous membranes have their own immune system, called the IgA immune system.

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  • They found that when subjects were feeling love and compassion, there was a boost in immune functioning as measured by levels of secretory IgA, which is the body’s first line of defense against illness.

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  • It can be triggered by viral or strep infections, blood vessel diseases (vasculitis), and immune problems such as IgA nephropathy, which affects the small capillaries that filter blood in the kidneys

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  • Diabetes and high blood pressure are the top causes of kidney problems, but kidney disease also can be caused by autoimmune, infection-related, and scarring diseases such as IgA nephropathy, membranous nephropathy, and focal segmental glomerulsclerosis and by inherited and congenital diseases such as polycystic kidney disease and vesicoureteral reflux.

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  • Immunoglobulin A ( "IgA") which supports mucous membranes.

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  • These include immunoglobulin quantitation (IgG, IgG subclasses, IgA, IgM, and IgE) and measurement of functional antibodies against Tetanus and Diphtheria.

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