Experientia

, Volume 17, Issue 5, pp 211–212 | Cite as

Release of histamine by cotton dust extracts from human lung tissuein vitro

  • A. Bouhuys
  • S. -E. Lindell
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Keywords

Dust Histamin Human Lung Cotton Dust Dust Extract 

Zusammenfassung

Baumwollextrakt, bei 37° mit zerkleinertem menschlichem Lungengewebe inkubiert, setzt daraus Histamin in ähnlichen Mengen wie Compound 48/80 frei.

Die Ergebnisse stützen die Hypothese, dass die Symptome der Byssinosis bei Baumwollspinnerei-Arbeitern mindestens teilweise durch eine Histamin-freisetzende Substanz im Baumwollstaub verursacht werden.

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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1961

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Bouhuys
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. -E. Lindell
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Clinical PhysiologyUniversity HospitalLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Laboratory of Clinical Physiology, Sahlgrenska SjukhusetGöteborgSweden

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