Histochemical comparison of mast cells obtained from the airways of mongrel dogs and Basenji-Greyhound dogs by bronchoalveolar lavage.

@article{Osborne1989HistochemicalCO,
  title={Histochemical comparison of mast cells obtained from the airways of mongrel dogs and Basenji-Greyhound dogs by bronchoalveolar lavage.},
  author={M. L. Osborne and Christian Sommerhoff and Jay A. Nadel and D M Mcdonald},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1989},
  volume={140 3},
  pages={749-55}
}
An abnormally large number of mast cells in the airway lumen may be an important factor in the pathogenesis of bronchial hyperreactivity. However, it is unclear just how many mast cells are present in the lumen of normal or hyperreactive airways, in part because of differences in the histochemical techniques that have been used to identify mast cells and questions about the heterogeneity of mast cells. The present study was done (1) to compare the effectiveness of six techniques in the… CONTINUE READING