Behaviour of Histidine Decarboxylase (HDC) in Various Forms of Shock

  • A. Schauer
  • L. Gielow
  • G. Geissl
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 9)


The liberation of deposit histamine from mast cells and the role of histamine in immunological (anaphylactic) shock reactions is well established. Concerning endotoxin shock and various other forms of shock, however, the significance of histamine is still subject to discussion, although the histamine liberating effect of endotoxins from mast cells has been proved by Hinshaw et al. (1960).


Mast Cell Endotoxin Shock Histidine Decarboxylase Plasma Kallikrein Kallikrein Inhibitor 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Schauer
    • 1
  • L. Gielow
    • 1
  • G. Geissl
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of MunichWest-Germany

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