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To cite this version: Veerle Snoeck, Iain Peters, Eric Cox. The IgA system: a comparison of structure and function in different species. Abstract -The predominant immunoglobulin isotype on most mucosal surfaces is secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA), a polypeptide complex comprising two IgA monomers, the connecting J chain, and the secretory component. The molecular stability and strong anti-inflammatory properties make SIgA particularly well suited to provide protective immunity to thedoi:10.1051/vetres:2006010 pmid:16611558 fatcat:zr3ipsr2dzcnza7o45h7j44tvi