Does histamine stimulate cyclic AMP formation in the avian pineal gland via a novel (non-H1, non-H2, non-H3) histamine receptor subtype.

The effects of histamine (HA) and selective HA H1-, H2 and H3-receptor agonists on cyclic AMP formation were investigated in intact chick and duck pineal glands HA potently stimulated the pineal cycle AMP formation. The effect of HA was mimicked fully by N alpha-methylated histamines, and partially by several histaminergic drugs: 2-thiazolylethylamine (H1… CONTINUE READING