Medical Definition of Secretory component

1. A glycoprotein found in a variety of external secretions (tears, bile, colostrum) usually complexed to secreted polymeric immunoglobulins (IgA or, less frequently IgM). It is derived, by proteolytic cleavage, from the polymeric immunoglobulin receptor (receptors, polymeric immunoglobulin) and probably functions to protect the immunoglobulins from proteolysis in the secretions. (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Secretory Component

secretogranin
secretogranins
secretome
secretomes
secretomotor
secretomotor nerve
secretoneurin
secretor factor
secretories
secretors
secretory
secretory canaliculus
secretory carcinoma
secretory cell
secretory component (current term)
secretory component of IgA
secretory cyst
secretory duct
secretory granule
secretory immunoglobulin
secretory immunoglobulin A
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secretory organ
secretory otitis media
secretory phase
secretory protein
secretory rate
secretory vesicle
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