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Homology of the rat basophilic leukemia cell and the rat mucosal mast cell.

Secretory granules of the rat basophilic leukemia (RBL-1) cell, a chemically generated tumor cell line maintained in tissue culture, were shown to stain with alcian blue but not with safranin counterstain and to have sparse, small, electron-dense granules. A Mr 25,000 protein was the major [3H]diisopropyl fluorophosphate-binding protein in extracts of RBL-1 cells. Double-immunodiffusion analysis of extracts revealed immunoreactivity for rat mast cell protease (RMCP)-II, a Mr 25,000 neutral protease present in the secretory granules of rat mucosal mast cells and cultured rat bone marrow-derived mast cells, but no immunoreactivity for RMCP-I, the predominant neutral protease of rat connective tissue mast cells. By radial immunodiffusion, there was 66.8 ng of RMCP-II per 10(6) cells. Whereas rat connective tissue mast cells stain with alcian blue and safranin and contain heparin proteoglycan, rat mucosal and rat bone marrow-derived mast cells stain with alcian blue only and contain a non-heparin proteoglycan and lesser amounts of histamine. Proliferation of rat mucosal mast cells in vivo and rat bone marrow-derived mast cells in vitro requires T-cell factors, whereas no comparable requirement has been observed for connective tissue mast cells. The transformed RBL-1 tumor cells, whose growth is independent of factors other than those present in standard tissue culture medium, has previously been shown to contain predominantly chondroitin sulfate di-B proteoglycans and low amounts of histamine. The similar histology and secretory granule biochemistry of the rat mucosal mast cells, rat culture-derived mast cell, and RBL-1 cell suggest that they comprise a single mast cell subclass distinct from the rat connective tissue mast cell.[1]


  1. Homology of the rat basophilic leukemia cell and the rat mucosal mast cell. Seldin, D.C., Adelman, S., Austen, K.F., Stevens, R.L., Hein, A., Caulfield, J.P., Woodbury, R.G. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (1985) [Pubmed]
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