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Product Name:Pepsin
CAS NO.:9001-75-6
Appearance:White or yellowish powder
EINECS NO.: 232-629-3

What is pepsin?

Pepsin is a digestive protease, which is secreted by the main cells of gastric mucosa in the stomach. Its function is to decompose the protein in food into small peptide fragments. The main cell secretes pepsinogen, which is stimulated by gastric acid or pepsin to form pepsin. Pepsin is not directly generated by the cell.

Pepsin clinical application

The determination of pepsin in gastric juice can be used to distinguish between neural hypoacidosis and gastric hypoacidosis. When the gastric acid is too little or insufficient, the content of pepsin in the former is sometimes normal, while the latter lacks both hydrochloric acid and pepsin. It is generally believed that gastric hypoacidosis is caused by severe organic changes in gastric mucosa, especially for pernicious anemia, acidosis, and no pepsin secretion. The secretion of pepsin in chronic gastritis, chronic gastric dilatation and chronic duodenal enteritis is often reduced.

Pepsin Purpose

Pepsin can be used as a digestive aid. It is commonly used for indigestion caused by excessive consumption of protein food, digestive function decline in recovery period after disease, and pepsin deficiency caused by chronic atrophic gastritis, gastric cancer, and pernicious anemia. However, it is prohibited to use it in combination with alkaline drugs or sucralfate drugs.

It is used for biochemical research, protein structure analysis, and medicine as digestive enzyme.

Enzyme preparation. It is mainly used for fish meal manufacturing and hydrolysis of other proteins (such as soybean protein), as well as milk coagulation in cheese manufacturing (combined with rennet), and also for preventing beer from freezing turbidity.