Role of mast cells in plasma permeation due to immune injury of the skin basement membrane.

Immune injury of the basement membrane occurs in various human diseases. In the present study, an antibody specific for the basement membrane of mouse skin was injected i.d. into mast cell-deficient WBB6F1-W/Wv mice and their congenic controls, WBB6F1-(+/+). Vascular permeability changes, oedema and fibrin deposition were assessed. Plasma permeation… CONTINUE READING