Mast Cells

Some articles on mast cell, cells, mast cells:

Allergic Inflammation
... The reaction is caused by the release of histamine and mast cell granule proteins by a process called degranulation, as well as the production of ... These mediators affect nerve cells causing itching, smooth muscle cells causing contraction (leading to the airway narrowing seen in allergic asthma), goblet cells causing mucus production, and endothelial. 1 reaction (which develops 8–12 hours and is mediated by mast cells) should not be confused with delayed hypersensitivity Type IV allergic reaction (which takes 48–72 ...
Chronic Urticaria - Pathophysiology
... an edema which persists until the interstitial fluid is absorbed into the surrounding cells ... other mediators of inflammation (cytokines) from cells in the skin ... Allergic urticaria Histamine and other proinflammatory substances are released from mast cells in the skin and tissues in response to the binding of allergen-bound IgE antibodies to high-affi ...
Stem Cell Factor - Expression in Mast Cells
... Mast cells are the only terminally differentiated hematopoietic cells that express the c-Kit receptor ... mutations have severe defects in the production of mast cells, having less than 1% of the normal levels of mast cells ... Conversely, the injection of SCF increases mast cell numbers near the site of injection by over 100 times ...
Mastocytosis - Classification
... Mast cells collect in various tissues and can affect organs where mast cells do not normally inhabit such as the liver, spleen and lymph nodes, and organs which have normal populations but ... systemic Aggressive systemic - 3% of cases Other types of mast cell disease include Monoclonal mast cell activation, defined by the World Health Organisation definitions 2010 ...
Degranulation - Mast Cells
... bound to high affinity Fc receptors on the surface of mast cells to induce degranulation ... The mast cell releases a mixture of compounds, including histamine, proteoglycans and serine proteases, from its cytoplasmic granules ...

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