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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1978 Dec;75(12):6290-4.

Histamine H1 receptors identified in mammalian brain membranes with [3H]mepyramine.

Abstract

The antihistamine [3H]mepyramine binds to H1 histamine receptors in mammalian brain membranes. Potencies of H1 antihistamines at the binding sites correlate with their pharmacological antihistamine effects in the guinea pig ileum. Specific [3H]mepyramine binding is saturable with a dissociation constant of about 4 nM in both equilibrium and kinetic experiments and a density of 10 pmol per gram of whole kinetic experiments and a density of 10 pmol per gram of whole brain. Some tricyclic antidepressants are potent inhibitors of specific [3H]mepyramine binding. Regional variations of [3H]mepyramine binding do not correlate with variations in endogeneous histamine and histidine decarboxylase activity.

PMID:
282646
PMCID:
PMC393167
DOI:
10.1073/pnas.75.12.6290
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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