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Compound class: Metabolite or derivative
Comment: Histamine is a potent pro-inflammatory mediator that is principally released from mast cells. It is also involved in regulating physiological function in the gut, and acts as a neurotransmitter.
Histamine activates carbonic anhydrases, and is most potent at the CA5A and CA1 isoforms (KA values 10 and 2100 nM respectively) .
Ligand Activity Visualisation Charts
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|Histamine is a potent pro-inflammatory mediator that is released from mast cells and is predominantly recognised as a mediator of allergic symptoms like pruritis, sneezing and rhinorrhea.|