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- noun biochemistry Any of a family of
serine proteasespresent in mast cells
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Their membrane-bound secretory granules contain a variety of preformed mediators such as histamine, serotonin, and proteases such as tryptase and chymase
PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles Kristiina Kanerva et al. 2009
Methods Lung tissue sections from 19 COPD patients (median [interquartile range] FEV1 \% predicted 56 [23-75]) and 10 controls were stained for tryptase and chymase.
Background In asthma, higher chymase positive mast cell (MC-C) numbers are associated with less airway obstruction.
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