Further reading

Bakos M-A, Kurosky A, Czerwinski EW, Goldblum RM (1993) A conserved binding site on the receptor for polymeric lg is homologous to CDR1 of Ig VK domains. Journal of Immunology 151: 1346-1352. Brandtzaeg P (1985) Role of J chain and secretory component in receptor-mediated glandular and hepatic transport of immunoglobulins in man. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology 22: 111-146. Brandtzaeg P (1995) Molecular and cellular aspects of the secretory immunoglobulin system. APMIS 103: 1-19. Brandtzaeg P and Prydz H (1984) Direct evidence for an integrated function of J chain and secretory component in epithelial transport of immunoglobulins. Nature 311: 71-73.

Brandtzaeg P, Krajci P, Lamm ME and Kaetzel CS (1994) Epithelial and hepatobiliary transport of polymeric immunoglobulins. In: Ogra PL, Mestecky J, Lamm ME, Strober W, McGhee JR and Bienenstock J (eds) Handbook of Mucosal Immunology, Orlando, FL: Academic Press.

Chintalacharuvu KR and Morrison SL (1997) Production of secretory immunoglobulin A by a single mammalian cell. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 94: 6364-6368.

Coyne RS, Siebrecht M, Peitsch MC and Casanova JE (1994) Mutational analysis of polymeric immunoglobulin receptor/ligand interactions. Evidence for the involvement of multiple complementarity determining region (CDR)-like loops in receptor domain I. Journal of Biological Chemistry 269: 31620-31625.

Hendrickson BA, Rindisbacher L, Corthesy B et al (1996) Lack of association of secretory component with IgA in J chain-deficient mice. Journal of Immunology 157: 750-754.

Krajci P, Grzeschik K-H, Geurts van Kessel AHM, Olaisen B and Brandtzaeg P (1991) The human transmembrane secretory component (pig receptor): molecular cloning, restriction fragment length polymorphism, and chromosomal sublocalization. Human Genetics 87: 642-648.

Ma JK-C, Hiatt A, Hein M et al (1995) Generation and assembly of secretory antibodies in plants. Science 268: 716-719.

Mestecky J and McGhee JR (1987) Immunoglobulin A (IgA): molecular and cellular interactions involved in IgA biosynthesis and immune response. Advances in Immunology 40: 153-245.

Mostov KE (1994) Transepithelial transport of immunoglobulins. Annual Review of Immunology 12: 63-84.

Mostov KF., Fricdlander M and Blobel G (1984) The receptor for transepithelial transport of IgA and IgM contains multiple immunoglobulin-like domains. Nature 308: 37-43.

Natvig IB, Johansen F-E, Nordeng TW, Haraldsen G and Brandtzaeg P ( 1997) Mechanism for enhanced external transfer of dimeric IgA over pentameric IgM: studies of diffusion, binding to the human polymeric Ig receptor, and epithelial transcytosis .Journal of Immunology 1 59: 4330^1340.

Piskurich JF, Blanchard MH, Youngman KR, France J A and Kaetzel CS (1995) Molecular cloning of the mouse polymeric Ig receptor. Functional regions of the molecule are conserved among five mammalian species. Journal of Immunology 154: 1735-1747.

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