Immunohistochemical characterization of reactive and neoplastic mast cells.


Mast cells are connective tissue elements likened to unicellular endocrine organs because of the wide diversity of physiologic and pathologic events associated with the secretion of biologically active compounds. Using an immunoperoxidase method (PAP), we studied tissue from patients with benign and malignant systemic mastocytosis and with a variety of… (More)