The Weekly Newsmagazine of Science
Number 3 (July 17, 1999)
References & Sources
Giving mast cells
their proper respect
Allergy-causing immune cells called
mast cells may serve a good purpose by directly recognizing infectious
bacteria and alerting the body.
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Soman N. Abraham
Duke University Medical Center
Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Durham, NC 27710
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