The Neurotensin-Induced Release Pathway of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Human Mast Cells.

Kearns, Malcolm D.


  • Mast cells are immunocompetent cells located throughout the body, their function dictated by the specific microenvironments of the tissues in which they reside. Storing or synthesizing de novo a variety of chemicals, mast cells release mediators by selective secretion or compound exocitosis that are involved in host defense, allergy, inflammation, and in the growth of some tumors. One such mediator, ... read more
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