Histamine receptors

Unless otherwise stated all data on this page refer to the human proteins. Gene information is provided for human (Hs), mouse (Mm) and rat (Rn).


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Histamine receptors (nomenclature as agreed by the NC-IUPHAR Subcommittee on Histamine Receptors [16,39]) are activated by the endogenous ligand histamine. Marked species differences exist between histamine receptor orthologues [16].


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Database page citation:

Paul Chazot, Stephen J. Hill, Hiroyuki Fukui, C. Robin Ganellin, Helmut L. Haas, Roberto Levi, Walter Schunack, Jean-Charles Schwartz, Nigel P. Shankley, Henk Timmerman, J. Michael Young, Rebecca Hills. Histamine receptors. Accessed on 28/02/2017. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY, http://www.guidetopharmacology.org/GRAC/FamilyDisplayForward?familyId=33.

Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:

Alexander SPH, Davenport AP, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: G protein-coupled receptors. Br J Pharmacol. 172: 5744-5869.