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The difference between Mast Cells and Basophils


While reading the Wikipedia article on Mast cells, I came across something that confused me. What is the major difference between a Mast Cell and Basophil?

They both seem to do the same exact function: triggering the inflammatory response. The only difference I can pick out is that Mast Cells are kept resident in a tissue while basophils move around.

Is this the only major difference?


Watch the video: Physiology of Basophils, Mast Cells, u0026 Eosinophils (January 2022).