Mast Cells: From Origins to Effector Function
Tuesday, February 24, 2015: 3:30 PM-4:45 PM
Convention Center, Level Three, Room 360 ABC
1.25 CME/ 1.50 CE
Zoulfia Allakhverdi , PhD FAAAAI

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the molecular cues and regulators of mast cell development and seeding to the peripheral tissues
  2. Describe the processes by which mast cells acquire serum IgE and acquire the capacity to respond to allergens
  3. Recognize that mast cell development and phenotype are altered in the lung with severe asthma
3:30 PM
Regulation of Mast Cell Development
Hua Huang, MD PhD
3:45 PM
Acquisition of Mast Cell Effector Function
Laurence E. Cheng, MD PhD FAAAAI
4:00 PM
A Unique Mast Cell Phenotype Associated with Severe Asthma
Merritt L. Fajt, MD FAAAAI
4:15 PM
Question & Answer
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