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The Relation of Histamine to Inflammation

  • P. Stern
Part of the Handbuch der experimentellen Pharmakologie / Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 18 / 1)

Abstract

Inflammation is a complex process involving many biochemical changes with the participation of several mediators (Menkin, 1956; Rajka, 1959; Ungar, 1952). Meier (1959) and Meier et al. (1956) have recently discussed the biochemistry of the inflammatory process and its causal connections in an excellent review. Since a number of factors should be considered, it is difficult to speak of the role of a single mediator in the development of inflammation. It has been demonstrated that histamine plays an important role, but its action could not account for the whole set of events (Haas, 1951; Feldberg, 1954; Rocha E Silva, 1955). Yet, thanks to the availability of histamine liberators we may at present discern the part played by histamine better than in the past. The function of any naturally occurring agent can be better recognized by eliminating it from the organism in order to gain insight into its real physiological tasks. This method has rendered excellent service in the fields of vitamins and hormones where it has long been in use. Feldberg (1956) reviewing the mediators participating in the development of the inflammatory processes stated: “Nowadays we have the possibility of depleting a tissue of its histamine. Unfortunately this has so far been achieved only in some species and in some tissues, but by comparing, as Zweifach has done, the inflammatory vascular reaction in a normal and in a histamine-depleted tissue, we might perhaps obtain more precise information about the role of released histamine in the histamine-like vascular reactions of inflammation.”

Keywords

Inflammatory Process Histamine Level Tuberculin Reaction Connective Tissue Element Healing Tendency 
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