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Descriptor English: Immunoglobulin A
Descriptor Spanish: Inmunoglobulina A
Descriptor Portuguese: Imunoglobulina A
Descriptor French: Immunoglobuline A
Entry term(s): IgA
IgA1
IgA2
Tree number(s): D12.776.124.486.485.114.619.026
D12.776.124.790.651.114.619.026
D12.776.377.715.548.114.619.026
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007070
Scope note: Represents 15-20% of the human serum immunoglobulins, mostly as the 4-chain polymer in humans or dimer in other mammals. Secretory IgA (IMMUNOGLOBULIN A, SECRETORY) is the main immunoglobulin in secretions.
Annotation: gammopathy: coordinate IMMUNOGLOBULIN A (IM) with PARAPROTEINEMIAS (IM) but consider also HYPERGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA (IM), follow text; salivary immunoglobulin A: index IGA, SECRETORY + SALIVA/ immunol; immunoglobulin A in tears: index IGA, SECRETORY + TEARS/ immunol
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Entry Combination: deficiency:IgA Deficiency
Pharm Action: Immunologic Factors
Previous Indexing: Immunoglobulins (1970)
Public MeSH Note: 2002; see IgA 1973-2001
History Note: 2002(1971)
Related: Immunoglobulin J-Chains MeSH
DeCS ID: 22202
Unique ID: D007070
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Date Established: 1973/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Immunoglobulin A - Preferred
Concept UI M0011000
Scope note Represents 15-20% of the human serum immunoglobulins, mostly as the 4-chain polymer in humans or dimer in other mammals. Secretory IgA (IMMUNOGLOBULIN A, SECRETORY) is the main immunoglobulin in secretions.
Preferred term Immunoglobulin A
Entry term(s) IgA
IgA1 - Narrower
Concept UI M0011001
Preferred term IgA1
IgA2 - Narrower
Concept UI M0011002
Preferred term IgA2



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