Autoimmune Series: Immune System

Inflammation is Controlled by Cytokines

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What are Cytokines? Cytokines are a group of proteins, peptides and glycoproteins produced by specific cells of the immune system. They are signalling molecules that control and regulate immunity, inflammation and hematopoiesis. Where are Cytokines Produced? Cytokines are produced by a wide range of immune cells. This involves a broad range of cells, including macrophages,…

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Secretory IgA and Autoimmune Disease

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What Is Secretory IgA IgA stands for Immunoglobulin A. Our bodies contain 5 different types of immunoglobins; IgG, IgA, IgM, IgE, IgD. We have many different types of immune cells, and these are a few of them. They each have unique roles to play. IgA is the most abundant immunoglobulin in the human body. In…

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