The cells of the allergic response: mast cells, basophils, and eosinophils.

@article{Costa1997TheCO,
  title={The cells of the allergic response: mast cells, basophils, and eosinophils.},
  author={John Costa and Peter F. Weller and Stephen J. Galli},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1997},
  volume={278 22},
  pages={1815-22}
}
Mast cells, basophils, and eosinophils have long been regarded as important effector cells in allergic disorders. Indeed, it is thought that the cells' cytoplasmic granule-associated or lipid mediators contribute to many of the signs and symptoms that are characteristic of these diseases. Mast cells, basophils, and eosinophils also probably contribute to protective host responses, especially to parasites. In addition, recent evidence shows that mast cells, basophils, and eosinophils can secrete… CONTINUE READING

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