Mast cells infiltrate the esophageal smooth muscle in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis, express TGF-[beta]1, and increase esophageal smooth muscle contraction.
Aceves, Seema S MD, PhD; Chen, Diana BS; Newbury, Robert O MD; Dohil, Ranjan MD; Bastian, John F MD; Broide, David H MB, ChB
Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology.
126(6):1198,-1204e4, December 2010.
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