Insights & Perspectives
Basophils: Important emerging players in allergic and anti-parasite responses
Article first published online: 15 APR 2011
Copyright © 2011 WILEY Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 33, Issue 6, pages 423–426, June 2011
How to Cite
Schwartz, C. and Voehringer, D. (2011), Basophils: Important emerging players in allergic and anti-parasite responses. Bioessays, 33: 423–426. doi: 10.1002/bies.201100028
- Issue published online: 18 MAY 2011
- Article first published online: 15 APR 2011
- European Union
- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
- Th2 cells
The recent development of transgenic mouse strains depleted in basophils has helped in elucidating the diverse functions of basophils in the primary in secondary immune responses: from acting as antigen-presenting cells and contributing to B cell activation to their role in allergic inflammation, worm expulsion and tick resistance.