Allergy Amplifier Implicated in Asthma Also Intensifies Food Allergy

News   Nov 17, 2017 | Original Story from La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology.

 
Allergy Amplifier Implicated in Asthma Also Intensifies Food Allergy

Mast cells are a type of white blood cell found in connective tissue. The large oval (orange) is the cell's nucleus, which contains its genetic information. Within the cell's cytoplasm (green) are granules (red) containing histamine. When the mast cell is activated, either by an allergic reaction or in response to injury or inflammation, these granules are released into the tissues. Histamine is responsible for the symptoms of an allergic reaction.

 
 
 

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