What is IgA?

IgA (Immunoglobulin A) represents only 10-15% of the total Ig molecules in serum but is the predominating Ig isotype in secretions and in the gastrointestinal and urogenital tract. The IgA found in secretions (secretory IgA or sIgA) is commonly a dimer with two IgA molecules joined by the J chain. Secretory IgA is the most important Ig isotype in mucous surfaces, the area of entry for most pathogens.

Alternative analyte names:Immunoglobulin A, IgA
Cell types:B cell
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