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Mast Cells

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  • Mast Cells
    • Innate immune cell
    • Granulocyte
      • Mast cells can release the contents of their granules, which contain inflammatory chemicals like histamine
        • Histamine from mast cells plays a role in causing allergic reactions
    • Phagocyte
      • Mast cells are able to engulf foreign pathogens, especially parasites. Mast cells can also present antigens to T-cells. However, these are less common functions of mast cells.