An association between susceptibility to experimental autoimmune uveitis and choroidal mast cell numbers.

@article{Mochizuki1984AnAB,
  title={An association between susceptibility to experimental autoimmune uveitis and choroidal mast cell numbers.},
  author={Manabu Mochizuki and Taku Kuwabara and Chi Chao Chan and Robert B. Nussenblatt and Dean D Metcalfe and Igal Gery},
  journal={Journal of immunology},
  year={1984},
  volume={133 4},
  pages={1699-701}
}
An association was found in rats of different strains between the susceptibility to EAU and the number of mast cells in the choroid of the eye. High responder rats (Lewis, CAR) had strikingly more choroidal mast cells than the low responder BN animals, whereas intermediate numbers of mast cells were found in the F1 hybrids of Lewis and BN (LBNF), which exhibited an average level of susceptibility to EAU. LeR rats, derived from the Lewis strain, developed EAU only when treated with B. pertussis… CONTINUE READING