Mast Cells in Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Ulcerative Colitis: Function Not Numbers Is What Makes All the Difference

@article{Theoharides2013MastCI,
  title={Mast Cells in Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Ulcerative Colitis: Function Not Numbers Is What Makes All the Difference},
  author={Theoharis C Theoharides},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={59},
  pages={897-898}
}
Data obtained from animal and human studies support the existence of mast cells (MC) in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, where they are considered important for the control of luminal parasites and possibly other microorganisms. MC are also implicated in food allergies, GI inflammation, and functional GI diseases, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) [1]. MC density may be increased in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and IBS, although such studies have yielded variable and sometimes… CONTINUE READING
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