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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Basophils

 

(biology), cells whose protoplasm contains granules that are stained with basic dyes. The term “basophil” is used to designate one of the types of white blood cells (in a healthy person basophils constitute 0.5–1 percent of all the white blood cells) or one of the types of cells in the anterior lobe of the pituitary.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Despite these early reports it took almost 20 years until discoveries in hypersensitivity were linked to basophils and mast cells.
(2008), the epithelium of the spermatheca of stingless bee Melipona quadrifasciata anthidioides (Hymenoptera, Apidae) has a single layered epithelium and apical basophil indicating a secretory function.
(13) using in vitro activation of basophils concluded that encapsulating rocuronium by sugammadex can prevent, but not stop, the activation by the NMBA, and the administration of sugammadex unlikely mitigates anaphylaxis.
In his laboratory tests, the following data were obtained: hemoglobin: 17.7 g/dL, leukocyte: 18.130 [micro]L (neutrophil: 7200/[micro]L, lymphocyte: 8030/[micro]L, eosinophil: 1240/[micro]L, monocyte: 1440/[micro]L, basophil: 220/[micro]L), C-reactive protein (CRP): 0.13 mg/L.
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For the class of basophils, a high percentage of correlation (100%) was presented due to the low number of cells; according to [16], the percentage of basophils in an adult sample is 0.4% compared to the total number of cells in the sample, while for eosinophils it is 2.3%, for monocytes it is 5.3%, for lymphocytes it is 30%, and for neutrophils it is 62%.
demonstrated by flow cytometry the ability of CSU patients' serum to activate donor basophils as determined by the upregulation of CD203c [99]; in fact, the lack of basophil CD203c-upregulating activity in the serum of patients with chronic urticaria correlates with a good clinical response to omalizumab [100].
We found significantly decreased WBC (p = 0.0021), neutrophil (p = 0.0001), basophil (p = 0.002), and lymphocyte (p = 0.014) counts (Table 4).
Earlier studies reported that examination stress increases neutrophils, and platelets, and decreases eosinophil's, monocytes basophils, and lymphocytes.
In some patients, anti-FceRI, anti-lgE, or other factors are capable of causing basophil activation and serum-induced histamine release from basophils.
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We found statistically significant differences between means of patients and controls for monocytes, neutrophils and basophils counts.