Degranulation Process: Mediator Release & Purpose


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In the process of degranulation, what are the granules themselves?

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1. Which of the following white blood cells is best known for utilizing degranulation during allergic processes?

2. Which of the following must occur BEFORE granules fuse with the plasma membrane during degranulation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Completing this quiz is an easy way to test your knowledge of the degranulation process, including an effect known as bronchoconstriction. You can use this quiz and worksheet either before or after reviewing the related lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Granules in the process of degranulation
  • White blood cells that play a role in allergic processes
  • What must happen before granules fuse with the plasma membrane
  • Effect(s) of chemicals in mast cell granules
  • The definition of 'bronchoconstriction'

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about granules and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between white blood cells and allergic processes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about fusing granules with the plasma membrane

Additional Learning

Strengthen your knowledge of this topic by reviewing the lesson titled Degranulation Process: Mediator Release & Purpose. Here are a few examples of what the lesson covers:

  • The involvement of an antigen in degranulation
  • Chemicals called proteases
  • Permeability of blood vessels