Mast cells promote the survival/proliferation of human tenocytes. Cells were cultured in the presence or absence of HMC-1 conditioned media (cond med) for 24 and 48 hours. The MTS assay revealed a time-dependent effect of mast cells on the survival/proliferation of tenocytes. Bars show the mean ± standard error of the mean of three experiments. Mann–Whitney U test, *P <0.001 relative to control.
Behzad et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R184 doi:10.1186/ar4374