Published in Blood Weekly, February 3rd, 2005
"Basophils, recruited from the blood to tissues, have been implicated by their presence in diverse allergic disorders including bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis, and cutaneous contact hypersensitivity.
"We hypothesized that like other leukocytes involved in inflammatory responses, basophils would express members of the leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor (LIR) family of immunoregulatory molecules on their cell surface," researchers in the United States report.
"We identified LIR7, an activating member coupled to the common...
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