The role of HMT (histamine N-methyltransferase) in airways: A review

S. Okinaga, T. Ohrui, H. Nakazawa, K. Yamauchi, E. Sakurai, T. Watanabe, K. Sekizawa, H. Sasaki

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Histamine N-methyltransferase (HMT) expressed in the epithelial and endothelial cells of the airways is a principal enzyme degrading histamine in the body. This brief review summarizes the recent advances in molecular biology related to the pathophysiological role of HMT in regulating airway functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
JournalMethods and Findings in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
Issue numberSUPPL. C
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1


  • HMT
  • airways
  • histamine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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