Histidine

Dag Stenberg stenberg at cc.Helsinki.FI
Wed Nov 30 23:15:46 EST 1994


tivol at tethys.ph.albany.edu wrote:
> And histamine is a metabolic product which causes several reactions involving
> the immune system.  It is associated not only with alergies, but is also part
> of the immune response to infections, etc.  It causes dilation of the capil-
> laries, which allows lymphocytes to infiltrate tissues more readily, and has
> several other effects.  
.. like being an important part of the brain mechanisms for maintaining
wakefulness... and regulating blood pressure... and in the stomach for 
releasing hydrochloric acid...

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