Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Human basophil degranulation triggered by very dilute antiserum against IgE

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Access options

Rent or buy this article

Prices vary by article type



Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout

Similar content being viewed by others


  1. Ishizaka, K., Ishizaka, T. & Hornbrook M. M. J. lmmun. 97, 75–85 (1966).

    CAS  Google Scholar 

  2. Metzger, H. et al. A. Rev. Immun. 4, 419–470 (1986).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  3. Ishizaka, T., Ishizaka, K., Conrad, D. H. & Froese, A. J. Allergy clin. Immun. 61, 320–330 (1978).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  4. Benveniste, J. Clin. Allergy 11, 1–11 (1981).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  5. Camussi, G., Tetta, C., Coda, R. & Benveniste, J. Lab. Invest. 44, 241–251 (1981).

    CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  6. Pirotzky, E. et al. Lancet i, 358–361 (1982).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  7. Yeung-Laiwah, A. C., Patel, K. R., Seenan, A. K., Galloway, E. & McCulloch, W. Clin. Allergy 14, 571–579 (1984).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  8. Reilly, D. T., Taylor, M. A., McSharry, C. & Aitchison, T. Lancet ii, 881–886 (1986).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  9. Davenas, E., Poitevin, B. & Benveniste, J. Eur. J. Pharmac. 135, 313–319 (1987).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  10. Bastide, M., Doucet-Jacoeuf, M. & Daurat, V. Immun. Today 6, 234 (1985).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  11. Poitevin, B., Davenas, E. & Benveniste, J. Br. J. clin. Pharmac. 25, 439–444 (1988).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  12. Stanley, H. E., Teixeira, J., Geiger, A. & Blumberg, R. L. Physics 106A, 260–277 (1981).

    ADS  CAS  Google Scholar 

  13. Fröhlich, H. Adv. Electron. & Electron. Phys. 53, 85–152 (1980).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  14. Smith, C. W. & Aarholt, E. Hlth Phys. 43, 929–930 (1988).

    Google Scholar 

  15. Petiot, J. F., Sainte-Laudy, J. & Benveniste, J. Ann. Biol. Clin. 39, 355–359 (1981).

    CAS  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Davenas, E., Beauvais, F., Amara, J. et al. Human basophil degranulation triggered by very dilute antiserum against IgE. Nature 333, 816–818 (1988).

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Accepted:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI:

This article is cited by


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.


Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing