Immune 5: Mother knows best about food allergies

February 22, 2018

peanutsThe ImmuoModulators provide a primer on mucosal defenses, and explain how sensitizing female mice to food allergens prevents allergic reactions in their offspring.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Stephanie Langel, and Cynthia Leifer

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One comment on “Immune 5: Mother knows best about food allergies

  1. Christiane Feb 22, 2018

    There was a slightly unclear explanation in the intro.
    pIgR transports dimeric IgA, not monomeric IgA. The pIgR gets cleaved and remains as the secretory component on secretory (dimeric) IgA. The J-chain, that conveys dimer formation of IgA is already synthesized in the IgA secreting plasma cell.

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