Advertisement

Discussion

  • Jerry R. McGhee
  • Jiri Mestecky
  • James L. Babb
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 107)

Abstract

Dr. Lamm, I wonder whether in your study with hormones, you have looked at the transfer of circulating IgA into the breast and into the milk. One of the things that has impressed me is the paucity of IgA producing cells in certain organs which are apparently supplying IgA to the secretion. Gall bladder, mammary and parotid glands would be good examples; if you look in the vagina or the cervix where there is supposed to be local secretions, it is very difficult to find IgA cells. I wonder whether you have looked at this problem. In addition to the seeding phenomenon, does one have a selective transport phenomenon from serum to secretion?

Keywords

Mammary Gland Parotid Gland Mesenteric Lymph Node Brucella Abortus Teat Canal 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerry R. McGhee
    • 1
  • Jiri Mestecky
    • 1
  • James L. Babb
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Dental Research, Departments of Microbiology and Medicine, Comprehesive Cancer CenterUniversity of Alabama in BirminghamBirminghamUSA

Personalised recommendations