Definitive characterization of rat hypothalamic mast cells.

  title={Definitive characterization of rat hypothalamic mast cells.},
  author={Xinzhu Pang and Richard J. Letourneau and Jacek J Rozniecki and Lei Wang and Theoharis C Theoharides},
  volume={73 3},
Mast cells have previously been identified in mammalian brain by histochemistry and histamine fluorescence, particularly in the rat thalamus and hypothalamus. However, the nature of brain mast cells has continued to be questioned, especially because the electron microscopic appearance often shows secretory granule morphology distinct from that of typical connective tissue mast cells. Here we report that mast cells in the rat hypothalamus, identified based on metachromatic staining with… CONTINUE READING


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