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Mucosal immune system
The mucosal immune system
is that portion of the immune system
which provides protection to an organism
's various mucous membranes
from invasion by potentially pathogenic microbes. It provides three main functions: protecting the mucus membrane against infection, preventing the uptake of antigens, microorganisms, and other foreign materials, and moderating the organism's immune response to that material.
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Nonsusceptibility to the pathogenic effects of foreign microorganisms or antigenic substances as a result of antibody secretions of the mucous membranes. Mucosal epithelia in the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and reproductive tracts produce a form of IgA (IGA, Secretory) that serves to protect these ports of entry into the body
immunity that involves IgA antibodies located in the mucous membranes at the openings of the body (e.g., the genital tract). This type of immune defense repels invaders at their point of entry.
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Resistance to infection across the mucous membranes<!-- (see) -->. Dependent on immune cells and antibodies<!-- (see) --> present in the lining of the urogenital tract, gastrointestinal tract, and other parts of the body exposed to the outside world.
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resistance to infection across the mucous membranes. Mucosal immunity depends on immune cells and antibodies present in the linings of reproductive tract, gastrointestinal tract and other moist surfaces of the body exposed to the outside world.