Strain differences in histamine release from peritoneal mast cells in rats

Y. Sugimoto, H. Ohishi, T. Toyota, C. Kamei

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Peritoneal mast cells from Brown-Norway (BN) rats were compared with those from Wistar and Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats.Peritoneal mast cells from BN rats showed the smallest values in number, cell diameter and histamine contents compared with those from Wistar and SD rats.BN rat peritoneal mast cells were more sensitive to compound 48/80 and anti-IgE than were those from Wistar and SD rats, and they showed a higher response to A23187 than did cells from Wistar rats.The histamine release from passively sensitized peritoneal mast cells was weaker in BN rats than was that from Wistar and SD rats. Copyright (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-616
Number of pages4
JournalGeneral Pharmacology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1998



  • Brown-Norway rat
  • Histamine release
  • Peritoneal mast cell
  • Sprague-Dawley rat
  • Wistar rat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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