Levels of SIgA in saliva vary in response to physical and psychological stress through interactions with the autonomic nervous system. (5,6) SIgA levels in saliva are affected by flow rates, with concentrations normally decreasing as flow rates increase. Measurement of flow rates is advisable in order to express SIgA secretion as a function of time. (6)
|Analyte:||Secretory Immunoglobulin A|
|Aliases:||SIgA, Secretory IgA|
|Optimum Collection Volume:||50 μL*|
|SIgA is Location Dependent
SIgA is Flow Rate Dependent (μg/mL)
Passive Drool is the Recommended Collection Method
|Assay Range:||2.50 µg/mL – 600 µg/mL|
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SECRETORY IgA SALIVA COLLECTION CONSIDERATIONS
Better results begin with better saliva collection. This collection protocol features general considerations to maximize salivary Secretory IgA analysis. Use this analyte specific collection protocol to plan your collection methodology and sampling schemes.
APPROVED SALIVARY SECRETORY IgA COLLECTION METHODS
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References & Salivary Secretory IgA Research
- Holmgren, J., Czerkinsky, C. (2005). Mucosal immunity and vaccines. Nature Medicine, 11(4 Suppl), s45-53.
- Brandtzaeg, P. (2007). Do salivary antibodies reliably reflect both mucosal and systemic immunity? Ann N Y Acad Sci, 1098, 288-311.
- Crawford, J.M., Taubman, M.A., Smith D.J. (1975). Minor salivary glands as a major source of secretory immunoglobulin A in the human oral cavity. Science, 190(4220), 1206-9.
- Li, T.-L., Gleeson, M. (2004). The effect of single and repeated bouts of prolonged cycling and circadian variation on saliva flow rate, immunoglobulin A and alpha-amylase responses. J Sports Sci, 22(11-12), 1015-1024.
- Tsujita, S., Morimoto, K. (1999). Secretory IgA in saliva can be a useful stress marker. Env Health Prev Med, 4, 1-8.
- Bishop, N.C., Gleeson, M. (2009). Acute and chronic effects of exercise on markers of mucosal immunity. Front Biosci, 1(14), 4444-56.