mastocyte


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a large connective tissue cell that contains histamine and heparin and serotonin which are released in allergic reactions or in response to injury or inflammation

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IgE induces release of inflammatory mediators such as histamine and cytokine from mastocytes and leukocytes.
The IgE levels of patients with allergic diseases during an attack being statistically higher than the IgE levels during the interictal period is supported by the suggestion that IgE is a mediator of histamine release from mastocytes and, histamine, as a potent vasoactive agent, may play a role in the induction of migraine attacks.
Abnormal overexpression of mastocytes in skin biopsies of fibromyalgia patients.