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im·mu·no·glob·u·lin

 (ĭm′yə-nō-glŏb′yə-lĭn, ĭ-myo͞o′-)
n. Abbr. Ig
1. Any of a group of large glycoproteins, including all the antibodies that function in the vertebrate immune system, that have a structure consisting of two heavy chains and two light chains. There are five major classes of immunoglobulin isotypes: IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM.
2. A preparation containing immunoglobulin proteins, especially immune globulin.

immunoglobulin

(ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈɡlɒbjʊlɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) any of five classes of proteins, all of which show antibody activity. The most abundant ones are immunoglobulin G (IgG) and immunoglobulin A (IgA)

im•mu•no•glob•u•lin

(ˌɪm yə noʊˈglɒb yə lɪn, ɪˌmyu-)

n.
1. any of several classes of globulin proteins that function as antibodies.
2. the fraction of the blood serum containing antibodies.
3. antibody. Abbr.: Ig
[1955–60]

im·mu·no·glob·u·lin

(ĭm′yə-nō-glŏb′yə-lĭn, ĭ-myo͞o′nō-glŏb′yə-lĭn)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immunoglobulin - a class of proteins produced in lymph tissue in vertebrates and that function as antibodies in the immune response
gamma globulin, human gamma globulin - a plasma protein containing the immunoglobulins that are responsible for immune responses
antibody - any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response
IgA, immunoglobulin A - one of the most common of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; the chief antibody in the membranes of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts
IgD, immunoglobulin D - one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; present in blood serum in small amounts
IgE, immunoglobulin E - one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; present primarily in the skin and mucous membranes
IgG, immunoglobulin G - one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; the main antibody defense against bacteria
IgM, immunoglobulin M - one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; involved in fighting blood infections and in triggering production of immunoglobulin G
tetanus immune globulin, tetanus immunoglobulin - sterile solution of globulins derived from the blood plasma of a person who has been immunized for tetanus; provides short-term immunization against tetanus in cases of possible exposure to the tetanus bacillus
Translations
imunoglobulin
immunoglobulina

immunoglobulin

[ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈglɒbjʊlɪn] Ninmunoglobulina f

immunoglobulin

nImmunglobulin nt

immunoglobulin

n inmunoglobulina (endógena)
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Your body responds to pathogens (virus and bacteria) that are in your body and makes secretory immunoglobulin A (IgA) that's specific to those pathogens, creating protection for your baby based on whatever you're exposed to.
During the repairing period after weaning, the most important thing is to decrease the stress and the irritation of antigens from feed and to strengthen the intestinal innate immunity, and the main strategies to improve the intestinal immune-related function are the production of secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) (Santaolalla et al.
The authors measured levels of the Secretory Immunoglobulin A (SIgA) in choral singers and subsequently in solo singers.
In 2001, a study found that singing in a choir led to improved positive mood as well as an increase in secretory immunoglobulin A, an antibody critical for immunity.
Such benefits include: the promotion of the development of healthy respiratory functioning through exercise of the lungs, diaphragm, and abdominal muscles (Wade, 2002; Clift & Hancox, 2001); an increased air flow and subsequent oxygenation of the blood (Clift & Hancox, 2001); a reduction in cortisol levels and an increase in secretory immunoglobulin (SIgA) production, which in combination are used as indicators of immuno-suppression or stress reduction (Beck et al, 2000; Beck, Gottfried, Hall, Cisler, & Bozeman, 2006; Kreutz et al.
Inhibition of bacterial adherence by secretory immunoglobulin A: A mechanism of antigen disposal.
27] Secretory immunoglobulin A (IgA) A is the predominant Immunoglobulin in mucosal secretions.
Secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA), one type of immune barrier, is found on the skin in sweat from eccrine glands (Okada et al.
Secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) is the dominant immunoglobulin isotype found on mucosal surfaces where it acts as a first line of defense against microbial invasion.