Tumor formation and antitumor immunity; the overlooked significance of histamine

Andras Falus, Anna Gilicze

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HA is a biogenic amine, widely distributed throughout the body. Given the observations that HA, the decarboxylated amino acid histidine, can be induced and made available in an unstored, diffusible form in tissues undergoing rapid growth (such as tumors and regenerating tissues), it could have a role in antitumor response beyond the well-studied inflammatory and allergic responses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-231
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Leukocyte Biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014



  • Biogenic amine
  • Cancer
  • Immune response
  • Regulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Cell Biology

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