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mast cell

Known as: Mastocyte, Tissue Basophils, Histaminocyte 
Granulated cells that are found in almost all tissues, most abundantly in the skin and the gastrointestinal tract. Like the BASOPHILS, mast cells… Expand
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Review
2010
Review
2010
Although mast cells were discovered more than a century ago, their functions beyond their role in allergic responses remained… Expand
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
Although mast cell functions have classically been related to allergic responses, recent studies indicate that these cells… Expand
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
Exosomes are vesicles of endocytic origin released by many cells. These vesicles can mediate communication between cells… Expand
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Review
2005
Review
2005
Mast cells are so widely recognized as critical effector cells in allergic disorders and other immunoglobulin E–associated… Expand
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Review
2004
Review
2004
Mast cells have mainly been studied in the setting of allergic disease, but the importance of mast cells for host defence against… Expand
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND & AIMS The mechanisms underlying abdominal pain perception in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are poorly understood… Expand
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2002
Highly Cited
2002
BACKGROUND Asthma and eosinophilic bronchitis are characterized by similar inflammatory infiltrates in the submucosa of the lower… Expand
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
ALTHOUGH mast cells have been implicated in a variety of inflammatory conditions including immediate hypersensitivity and… Expand
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Highly Cited
1992
Highly Cited
1992
IN many cell types, receptor-mediated Ca2+ release from internal stores is followed by Ca2+ influx across the plasma membrane1–3… Expand
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Review
1990
Review
1990
ConclusionsThere is good evidence for mast cell heterogeneity both in the rat model and in the human. The rat and human differ… Expand
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