Usefulness of serum mast cell–specific chymase levels for postmortem diagnosis of anaphylaxis

Abstract

Chymase, a serine protease, is stored mainly in secretory granules of human mast cells. Serum chymase concentration was examined in 8 autopsy cases with anaphylaxis as well as in 104 control cases without anaphylaxis. It was detected in all 8 cases with anaphylaxis (range 3–380 ng/ml, mean 89.8 ng/ml), while it was detected in only 2 of the 104 controls and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00414-005-0524-1

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@article{Nishio2005UsefulnessOS, title={Usefulness of serum mast cell–specific chymase levels for postmortem diagnosis of anaphylaxis}, author={Hajime Nishio and Shinji Takai and Mizuo Miyazaki and Hidekazu Horiuchi and Motoki Osawa and Koichi Uemura and K Yoshida and Masahiro Mukaida and Yasuhiro Ueno and Koichi Suzuki}, journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine}, year={2005}, volume={119}, pages={331-334} }