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Mast Cells MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Mast Cells
Tree Number(s)
A11.329.427
A15.382.652
Unique ID
D008407
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008407
Annotation
MAST-CELL DISEASE see MASTOCYTOSIS is available
Scope Note
Granulated cells that are found in almost all tissues, most abundantly in the skin and the gastrointestinal tract. Like the BASOPHILS, mast cells contain large amounts of HISTAMINE and HEPARIN. Unlike basophils, mast cells normally remain in the tissues and do not circulate in the blood. Mast cells, derived from the bone marrow stem cells, are regulated by the STEM CELL FACTOR.
Entry Term(s)
Basophils, Tissue
NLM Classification #
QS 532.5.C7
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2002/07/02
Mast Cells Preferred
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