Gene Set: KEGG_INTESTINAL_IMMUNE_NETWORK_FOR_IGA_PRODUCTION

Standard name KEGG_INTESTINAL_IMMUNE_NETWORK_FOR_IGA_PRODUCTION
Systematic name M615
Brief description Intestinal immune network for IgA production
Full description or abstract The intestine is the largest lymphoid tissue in the body. One striking feature of intestinal immunity is its ability to generate great amounts of noninflammatory immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies that serve as the first line of defense against microorganisms. The basic map of IgA production includes induction of mucosal B cells in the Peyer's patches, circulation through the bloodstream and homing to intestinal mucosa of IgA-commited plasma cells, and local antibody production for export across the intestinal membranes. Multiple cytokines, including TGF-{beta}, IL-10, IL-4, IL-5, and IL-6, are required to promote IgA class switching and terminal differentiation process of the B cells. Secreted IgA promotes immune exclusion by entrapping dietary antigens and microorganisms in the mucus and functions for neutralization of toxins and pathogenic microbes.
Collection C2: curated gene sets
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Exact source hsa04672
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External links http://www.genome.jp/kegg/pathway/hsa/hsa04672.html
Organism Homo sapiens
Contributed by KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes)
Source platform EntrezGeneIds
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