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Mast Cells

"Mast Cells" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Mast Cells" by people in UAMS Profiles by year, and whether "Mast Cells" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 42 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 2008
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