Skip to main content


Figure 4 | BMC Immunology

Figure 4

From: Mast cell repopulation of the peritoneal cavity: contribution of mast cell progenitors versus bone marrow derived committed mast cell precursors

Figure 4

MCcp increase in the bone marrow following mast cell depletion of the peritoneal cavity . MCcp were isolated from bone marrow using sequential isolation with mAb AA4 conjugated magnetic beads followed by mAb BGD6 conjugated magnetic beads as detailed in the Materials and Methods. (A) By electron microscopy this representative MCcp (AA4-/BGD6+) is a small undifferentiated cell with scant cytoplasm and a large nucleus (N). (B) Lysis of peritoneal mast cells results in an increase in the percentage of AA4-/BGD6+ MCcp in the bone marrow. The average of 6 independent experiments ± SD is shown.

Back to article page