Enhanced nerve growth factor expression by mast cells does not differ significantly between idiopathic and allergic rhinitis
Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, 05/24/2012
Gelincik A et al. – The increase in β–nerve growth factor (β–NGF)–expressing mast cells does not differ between idiopathic and allergic rhinitis. Therefore, the authors propose that mast cells do play a role in the pathogenesis of idiopathic rhinitis (IR) as important as in that of allergic rhinitis (AR).