Mast Cell Biology

Contemporary and Emerging Topics

  • Alasdair M. Gilfillan
  • Dean D. Metcalfe

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 716)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alasdair M. Gilfillan, Sarah J. Austin, Dean D. Metcalfe
      Pages 2-12
  3. Mast Cell Development and Homeostasis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Jenny Hallgren, Michael F. Gurish
      Pages 14-28
    3. Jun-ichi Kashiwakura, Iris M. Otani, Toshiaki Kawakami
      Pages 29-46
    4. Maria Ekoff, Gunnar Nilsson
      Pages 47-60
  4. Mast Cell Activation

  5. Mast Cells in Health and Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Christopher P. Shelburne, Soman N. Abraham
      Pages 162-185
    3. Mindy Tsai, Michele Grimbaldeston, Stephen J. Galli
      Pages 186-211
    4. Elena P. Moiseeva, Peter Bradding
      Pages 235-269
    5. Domenico Ribatti, Enrico Crivellato
      Pages 270-288
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 289-294

About this book


The editors of Mast Cell Biology, Drs. Gilfillan and Metcalfe, have enlisted an outstanding group of investigators to discuss the emerging concepts in mast cell biology with respect to development of these cells, their homeostasis, their activation, as well as their roles in maintaining health on the one hand and on the other, their participation in disease.


Biology Cell Gilfillan Mast Metcalfe

Editors and affiliations

  • Alasdair M. Gilfillan
    • 1
  • Dean D. Metcalfe
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Allergic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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