Latest Histamine Stories

2014-10-07 23:07:26

Ragweed pollen and mold spores are common causes of allergies during the fall. Breathing them in may cause the body to overreact, leading to classic allergy symptoms of a runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 For millions of allergy sufferers, fall is a potent time for allergy-inducing allergens, reports the October 2014 Harvard Health Letter. "The fall allergy season is usually the result of pollen from weeds. But after the first frost, it's...

2013-03-18 12:17:15

How Drosophila recovers the neurotransmitter histamine In the fruit fly Drosophila, the functions of the three enzymes Tan, Ebony and Black are closely intertwined - among other things they are involved in neurotransmitter recycling for the visual process. RUB researchers from the Department of Biochemistry showed for the first time that flies cannot see without this recycling. Their analysis of the enzyme Black also raises new questions as to its function. Anna Ziegler, Florian...

2013-03-13 23:01:22

Lifetime Health Australia reminds seasonal allergy sufferers that natural relief may be at hand with Quercetin - a natural antihistamine found in a range of foods and health supplements. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) March 14, 2013 Quercetin is thought to be a useful natural defense against allergic reactions as it demonstrates both anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory activity. Quercetin is often referred to as a ℠natural antihistamine´ as it is thought to minimize the release of...

2012-08-03 01:21:16

TAU research identifies a protein group that may kick-start allergic reactions Allergies, or hypersensitivities of the immune system, are more common than ever before. According to the Asthma and Allergies Foundation of America, one in five Americans suffers from an allergy – from milder forms like hay fever to more severe instances, like peanut allergies which can lead to anaphylactic shock. While medications like antihistamines can treat the symptoms of an allergic reaction, the...

Purple Sea Urchin Metamorphosis Controlled By Histamine
2012-04-27 07:06:53

Now that hay fever season has started, sufferers are well aware of the effect of histamines. However it is easy to forget that histamine is also a neurotransmitter involved in controlling memories, regulating sleep, and controlling secretion of gastric acid. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Developmental Biology shows that for the purple sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) histamine is also responsible for controlling metamorphosis from a free swimming...

2012-01-31 11:06:23

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that certain strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa cause white blood cells to produce high levels of histamine, which worsens the severity of inflammation and infection Could some cases of asthma actually be caused by an allergic reaction to a common environmental bacteria? New research findings published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology (https://www.jleukbio.org) suggests that this idea may not be as far-fetched as it...

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