Do mast cells affect villous architecture? Facts and conjectures.

@article{Crivellato2005DoMC,
  title={Do mast cells affect villous architecture? Facts and conjectures.},
  author={Enrico Crivellato and Nicoletta Finato and Domenico Ribatti and Carlo Alberto Beltrami},
  journal={Histology and histopathology},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={1285-93}
}
In adult life, the architecture of the intestinal villus is maintained by a complex series of epithelial-stromal interactions that involve different types of fixed and mobile cells located in the intestinal mucosa. Mast cells (MC) are normal constituents of the small bowel mucosa where they reside in the villous and pericryptal lamina propria as well as… CONTINUE READING