08 Jun Higher Histamine Levels Could Cause Narcolepsy
Past research has shown that people who suffer from narcolepsy had 90% fewer neurons with the neuropeptide hypocretin in their brains than healthy people. Researchers then found that hypocretin, an arousing chemical, was responsible for keeping us awake and elevating our moods. They determined dying hypocretin cells were the cause of narcolepsy. But now, a new study suggests another brain cell is responsible for the disorder as well: histamine.