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Mast Cell Biology and Functions

  • Domenico RibattiEmail author
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Abstract

In histological preparations, mast cells usually appear as round or elongated cells with a diameter ranging between 8 and 20 μm, depending on the organ examined. Their single nucleus shows round or oval shape and the cytoplasm contains numerous secretory granules that stain metachromatically with thiazine dyes such as toluidine blue.

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  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sensory OrgansUniversity of BariBariItaly

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