Mast cell activation by hornet (Vespa orientalis) venom.

Abstract

As far as its effect on the activation of rat peritoneal mast cells is concerned, the venom of young hornets (age 0-24 h) differs from that of adult hornets (over 24 h of age). 'Juvenile' venom caused activation mainly in rats previously sensitized to it, whereas 'adult' venom induced activation regardless of presensitization. Furthermore high… (More)

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