Structural alterations in fibroblast monolayers caused by mast cell degranulation.


Populations of mature, long-lived, nondividing mast cells develop on embryonic fibroblast monolayers after 1 mo growth of lymph node cells taken from mice immunized with horse serum. Total mast cell degranulation with 80-90% histamine release has been obtained by monoclonal anti-2,4-dinitrophenol (anti-DNP) IgE and the antigen. This degranulation process… (More)