The Role of Mast Cells in the Pathophysiology of Asthma

Black, Judith
May 2002
New England Journal of Medicine;5/30/2002, Vol. 346 Issue 22, p1742
Academic Journal
Editorial. Focuses on the role of mast cells in the pathophysiology of asthma. Mentions an article by Brightling that studies the comparison of immunohistochemical analyses of biopsy specimens from patients with asthma, patients with eosinophilic bronchitis, and normal control subjects; Increase in the number of mast cells in asthma patients in the study; Possible consequences of the close association between mast cells and the muscle.


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