Mast cell proliferation was investigated in adult male rats using continuous infusions of tritiated thymidine to label deoxyribonucleic acid. The results indicate that the total number of mast cells increases as body weight increases (though at a lower rate) and that there is no mast cell turnover in the sense of discard and replacement. No evidence was found of mast cell formation from ‘stem’ cells.
JOURNAL ARTICLE| 01 March 1967
Mast Cell Proliferation in Adult Rats
W. K. BLENKINSOPP
Department of Pathology, St Mary's Hospital Medical School London, W.2
Received: 16 Aug 1966
Online Issn: 1477-9137
Print Issn: 0021-9533
Copyright © 1967 The Company of Biologists Ltd.
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W. K. BLENKINSOPP; Mast Cell Proliferation in Adult Rats. J Cell Sci 1 March 1967; 2 (1): 33–37. doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jcs.2.1.33
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