Adhesion molecules as regulators of mast-cell and basophil function

Immunol Today. 1994 Feb;15(2):62-6. doi: 10.1016/0167-5699(94)90135-X.


Basophils and mast cells play a role both in immediate allergic reactions and in inflammation. Both types of cells have surface adhesion receptors that can mediate binding to other cells and to extracellular matrix glycoproteins. Here Majed Hamawy and colleagues discuss the importance of these adhesion molecules in regulating basophil and mast-cell functions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Basophils / immunology*
  • Cell Adhesion Molecules / physiology*
  • Cell Division
  • Cell Line
  • Cell Movement
  • Humans
  • Mast Cells / immunology*
  • Signal Transduction / immunology


  • Cell Adhesion Molecules