Basophils have become increasingly recognized as important innate immune cells that mediate antihelminth immunity and barrier inflammation. Recent discoveries have uncovered previously unrecognized heterogeneity in basophil populations. However, how diversity in basophil regulation and function impacts human disease remains poorly defined. The goal of the present review is to highlight how new insights into basophil heterogeneity can help us to better understand disease pathogenesis and inform the development of new therapeutics.
Oetjen, L. K., Noti, M., & Kim, B. S. (2016, September 1). New insights into basophil heterogeneity. Seminars in Immunopathology. Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00281-016-0567-z