Histamine-releasing factors

Susan M. MacDonald

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There is increasing evidence that human basophils accumulate at sites of chronic inflammation,and, in particular, in allergic asthma. Investigators have, therefore, become very interested in identifying proteins that activate these cells. Recently, the gene encoding a candidate for this function, a novel molecule, the IgE-dependent histamine-releasing factor, was cloned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)778-783
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Immunology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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