Mast cells of the human immune system play a key role in allergic and inflammatory reactions. Activated mast cells release a number of substances that mediate an immune response. The process by which such mediators are released is still largely unknown. Scientists from the University of Hohenheim are focusing on finding out how allergic reactions are induced by mast cells.
Further information:University of HohenheimInstitute of Food SciencePD Dr. Axel LorentzFruwirthstr. 1270599 StuttgartTel.: +49 (0)711 459-24391E-mail: lorentz(at)uni-hohenheim.de