Human Mast Cells by Ann M. DvorakHuman Mast Cells by Ann M. Dvorak

Human Mast Cells

byAnn M. Dvorak

Paperback | April 24, 1989

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This book looks in detail at human mast cells. It includes a review of previous and current ultrastructural studies, whereby the latter are illustrated with numerous high-quality electron micrographs obtained from a large number of structural and functional experiments using highly purified isolated human lung mast cells. Specifically, the book provides criteria for the identification of human mast cells, discusses the unique role in mast cell function of granules and lipid bodies, describes the ultrastructural anatomy of two release reactions - i.e., anaphylactic degranulation and piecemeal degranulation - and defines the recovery, cyclical and maturational properties of human mast cells. All of these new morphological-biochemical and functional studies are correlated with the author's wide experience in the visual properties of human mast cells as seen in biopsy material obtained from a diagnostic ultrastructural pathology service.
Title:Human Mast CellsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.53 × 6.69 × 0 inPublished:April 24, 1989Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3540503749

ISBN - 13:9783540503743


Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction.- Ultrastructure of Human Mast Cells.- Ultrastructure of Human Basophils.- In Vitro Studies of Human Mast Cells.- In Vivo Studies of Human Mast Cells.- Mast Cell morphologic Cycles.- Concluding Remarks.- Summary.- References.- Subject Index.