[Adaptive immune system, Acquired immune system ] The second of two immune system strategies, the first being the innate immune system. It adapts by learning to recognise pathogens previously encountered and tailoring its response through the creation of antibodies.
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[ Immunoglobulin A, IgA, sIgA ] Immunoglobulin A (IgA or sIgA) is an antibody, functionally part of the adaptive immune system, that defends the mucous membranes. It represents about 15% of total immunoglobulins produced. sIgA is the secretory version of… Read More »Immunoglobulin A (IgA )
[ Immunoglobulin G, IgG ] Immunoglobulin G (IgG) is the most common antibody and functionally part of the adaptive immune system. They are created by plasma B cells and represent about 3/4 of the antibodies released into the bloodstream.
[ medium-chain_fatty_acid, MCFA ] A fatty acid with an aliphatic tail of between 6 and 12 carbons. They include caproic acid, caprylic acid, capric acid and lauric acid. Food sources of MCFA include palm kernel oil, coconut oil and dairy… Read More »Medium-Chain Fatty Acid (MCFA)