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basophil

[′bās·ə‚fil]
(histology)
A white blood cell with granules that stain with basic dyes and are water-soluble.
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The pathophysiology in urticaria is explained by release of vasoactive mediators from activated mast and basophil cells.
In addition, POMx suppressed the NF-kappaB activation induced by PMACI by inhibiting IkappaB-degradation in human basophil cells.
Type Ib (anaphylactoid) responses result in an antibody-antigen reaction at the surface of the sensitized cells, triggering the release of other mediators through degranulation of mast cells or basophil cells.