Activity and distribution of histidine decarboxylase and histamine concentration in rat stomach.

The involvement of histamine in mediating gastric function under normal and pathological conditions has been largely established. Histidine decarboxylase (HDC) is the only synthetic enzyme of histamine in the mast cell or enterochromaffin like (ECL) cell. In this study, we examined, the activity of HDC by a method based on the modification of Kobayashi's… (More)