Nerves, Neuropeptides and Mast Cells

  • J. Bienenstock
  • M. G. Blennerhassett
  • J. S. Marshall
  • M. H. Perdue
  • R. H. Stead
Conference paper


The association of mast cells and peripheral nerves has been known and commented on for a number of years, and was first reviewed by Olsson (1968). Since that time a number of other aspects of mast cell/nerve association, including evidence for functional and physiological interactions, have been brought forward. It is the purpose of this paper to briefly review this evidence.


Mast Cell Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide Mast Cell Degranulation Mucosal Mast Cell Disodium Cromoglycate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bienenstock
  • M. G. Blennerhassett
  • J. S. Marshall
  • M. H. Perdue
  • R. H. Stead

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