Mast cell (MC) degranulation can break peripheral immune tolerance. However, its mechanism remains unclear. Our goal was to study the stabilization of MC membranes by heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in order to influence dendritic cell (DC) function. Mast cells and dendritic cells were prepared from 8-week-old to 10-week-old C57BL/6 mice; spleen mononuclear cells (SMCs) were prepared from 8-week-old to 10-week-old C57BL/6 and Balb/c mice. Mast cells were pretreated with PBS, DMSO, Hemin (50 μl/ml), and Znpp (50 μl/ml) for 8 h. Real-time PCR and western-blot tested the HO-1 of MC mRNA and protein. The co-stimulatory molecules of DCs (CD80, CD86, CD40) were measured by flow cytometry, and levels of TNF-α, IL-6, and IFN-γ were measured by ELISA. We set up a one-way mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR) model to test the proliferation of SMCs after MC/DC interaction. *P < 0.05 (t test) was taken as the level of statistical significance. MCs pretreated with hemin induced HO-1 mRNA and protein expression, then interacted with DCs; expression of the co-stimulatory molecules was attenuated. The TNF-α, IL-6, and IFN-γ levels in the co-culture system were decreased. These DCs couldn't stimulate the proliferation of SMCs. Inhibiting MC degranulation by HO-1 restrained DC maturation and attenuated the proliferation of SMCs.