Parasitic infestation is associated with an increase in the mast cell population of tissues. Heparin is released from the mast cell to activate lipoprotein lipase and may influence fat metabolism. Depletion of the mast cell population may be a characteristic of a parasitic free, atheroma prone ‘Western’ population.
- mast cell
Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.