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Immunological identification of the mouse H4 histamine receptor on spinal cord motor neurons using a novel anti-mouse H4R antibody

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In this report, we describe the development of the first anti-mouse H4 receptor antibody. Utilising this new immunological probe, new evidence is provided for oligomeric mH4Rs and the presence of H4 receptors on a subpopulation of murine motor neurons. This expands the cell types where the H4 receptor is expressed in the mammalian CNS.

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The authors would like to thank the BBSRC (UK)/GSK and COST Action BM0806 for financial support. Also grateful thanks go to Prof. R Seifert (Regensburg, Germany) and colleagues at Johnson and Johnson, USA for the generous gift of cDNAs encoding mH4.

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Lethbridge, N.L., Chazot, P.L. Immunological identification of the mouse H4 histamine receptor on spinal cord motor neurons using a novel anti-mouse H4R antibody. Inflamm. Res. 59 (Suppl 2), 197–198 (2010).

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