What is Secretin Acetate
CAS Number: 17034-35-4
Molecular Weight: 3055.47
Molecules Formula: C130H220N44O41
Appearance: White powder
Secretin acetate is a hormone that is made up of 120 amino acids which are a precursor to the prosecretin protein. It contains a spacer, N-terminal single peptide and secretin. Mature secretin peptides make up a linear hormone that has a molecular weight of 3055 with a helix formed from the amino acids at 13 and 5. These sequences are similar to vasoactive intestinal peptides, glucagon and gastric inhibitory peptide. Secretin may also amidate cerbodxyl- terminal amino acids in the body.
The hormone will target the pancreas causing it to release a bicarbonate fluid into the intestine that will neutralize excess acid so these tissues will not be burned.