Mast cells in the brain: evidence and functional significance

@article{Silver1996MastCI,
  title={Mast cells in the brain: evidence and functional significance},
  author={Rae Silver and Arnold B. Silverman and Ljubisˇa Vitkovi{\'c} and Israel I. Lederhendler},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
  year={1996},
  volume={19},
  pages={25-31}
}
For the past two decades the brain has been considered to be an immune-privileged site that excludes circulating cells from the parenchyma. New evidence indicates that some hematocytes reside in the brain, while others traffic through it. Mast cells belong to both of these functional types. Moreover, the appearance of mast cells in the CNS can be triggered behaviorally. After a brief period of courtship, for example, there is a marked increase in mast cells in the medial habenula of sexually… CONTINUE READING
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