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J chain

    A polypeptide involved in the polymerization of immunoglobulin molecules IgM and IgA.

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Immunoglobulin
A serum protein involved in immunity. An antibody.

IgA
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.



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J chain

Joining chain
A polypeptide involved in the polymerization of immunoglobulin molecules IgM and IgA.

J gene
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