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Basophils and Eosinophils

Immunology

Innate Immunity and Infection

  1. Edward E.S. Mitre MD1,
  2. Thomas B. Nutman MD Head, Helminth Immunology Section, and Head, Clinical Parasitology Unit2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0086

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Mitre, E. E. and Nutman, T. B. 2010. Basophils and Eosinophils. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Institutes of Health, Clinical Associate, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD, USA

  2. 2

    National Institutes of Health, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Basic Biology
  • 2
    Cell Trafficking
  • 3
    Cell Function
  • 4
    Immunomodulatory Capabilities
  • 5
    Basophilia and Eosinophilia as Disease Markers
  • 6
    Role in Infectious Diseases

Keywords:

  • basophils and eosinophils;
  • basophils and eosinophils-leukocytes with large cytoplasmic granules from CD34+ progenitor cells;
  • May–Grünwald stain of human peripheral blood basophil;
  • basophil adhesion;
  • cell trafficking-basophils and eosinophil trafficking to inflammation sites through multistep process;
  • basophil and eosinophil adhesion molecules and chemotaxis factors;
  • IgE-mediated activation;
  • immunomodulatory capabilities