Ligand id: 870

Name: pentagastrin

Structure and Physico-chemical Properties

2D Structure
No information available.
Summary of Clinical Use
Used as a diagnostic aid for evaluation of gastric acid secretory function.
Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects
Like the endogenous peptide gastrin, pentegastrin is llikely to act through activation of cholecystokinin B receptors, to induce gastric acid secretion. However, we have been unable to find affinity data for this drug (at the human target) to substantiate this MMOA.