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Role of histamine receptors in the pigmentary responses of the wall lizard , Hemidactylus flaviviridis

  title={Role of histamine receptors in the pigmentary responses of the wall lizard , Hemidactylus flaviviridis},
  author={J. Peter and K. V. Meitei and A. Ali and S. A. Ali},
  • J. Peter, K. V. Meitei, +1 author S. A. Ali
  • Published 2011
  • Effects of histamine per se along with its specific agonists and antagonists were studied on the skin melanophores of Hemidactylus flaviviridis to study the role of histamine receptors in pigmentation. Histamine and 2-methyl histamine induced powerful melanin aggregation effects, leading to paling of the skin through stimulation of H1 receptors. On the other hand, 4-methyl histamine, a specific H2 receptor antagonist caused melanin dispersion via activation of H2 receptors, making the skin… CONTINUE READING
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