Mast cells

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Mast cell under the microscope
Mast cell

Mast cells (or mast cells or heparinocytes) are mainly located in connective tissue or along blood capillaries. They are similar to basophilic granulocytes – they have granules with heparin (hence heparinocytes) and histamine in their cytoplasm and receptors for IgE on their surface. They are used in allergic reactions and inflammatory processes.

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