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Author Topic: Article: Mast cells crucial to causing osteoarthritis  (Read 37 times)

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Online rebekahc

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Article: Mast cells crucial to causing osteoarthritis
« on: October 13, 2020, 06:16:13 PM »
https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2019/05/mast-cells-crucial-to-causing-osteoarthritis.html?fbclid=IwAR2oaS4GXSOY_QUwU0_bFyXqxxOzBk1--_52GyhIkNQ49_i4MAqPsQ8earY

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Mast cells are best known as the culprits that produce the histamine and other molecules responsible for allergic symptoms, ranging from the itch of eczema to the mucous explosions of hay fever to the throat constriction of asthma or food-triggered anaphylaxis. But mast cells also produce a degradative protein, tryptase, that can rip up collagens and other molecules that form the cartilage in joints.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2020, 06:18:40 PM by rebekahc »
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DS - peanut, tree nut, milk, eggs, corn, soy, several meds, many environmentals. Finally back on Xolair!
DD - mystery anaphylaxis, shellfish.
DH - banana/avocado, aspirin.  Asthma.
Me - peanut, tree nut, shellfish, banana/avocado/latex,  some meds.

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Re: Article: Mast cells crucial to causing osteoarthritis
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2020, 06:45:42 PM »
Very interesting. My BFF always complains of achy joints when her allergies are bad. Her allergist blew her off.  ~)
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Re: Article: Mast cells crucial to causing osteoarthritis
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 06:38:35 PM »
It could explain why I have way more osteoarthritis than would be expected for my age. Just another reason to aggressively prevent allergic reactions, I guess.
TX - USA
DS - peanut, tree nut, milk, eggs, corn, soy, several meds, many environmentals. Finally back on Xolair!
DD - mystery anaphylaxis, shellfish.
DH - banana/avocado, aspirin.  Asthma.
Me - peanut, tree nut, shellfish, banana/avocado/latex,  some meds.

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Re: Article: Mast cells crucial to causing osteoarthritis
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2020, 08:18:19 PM »
Same here. And rather than having it in one or two places, I have it everywhere, especially my neck and spine. Heck, Iíve already had a joint replacement in my hand.  ~)

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