It is used as a protease and Trypsin inhibitor. Furthermore it was found that this water induction and bicarbonate secretion increase was achieved via direct regulation of ductular cells of the dog pancreas. Other studies have shown Camostat mesylate to suppress spinal Fos expression in the rat, which is a marker for neuronal activation. In addition it was shown that this compound may prevent or depress pancreatitis-induced referred allodynia/hyperalgesia in rat models. Camostat mesylate has also demonstrated the ability to prevent Trypsin attack of microspheres, which causes the degradation product N-benzoyl-dl-arginine. Camostat mesylate is an inhibitor of KLK, plasminogen, Prothrombin and Trypsin.
Horiuchi et al. Gabexate and camostat, synthetic proteinase inhibitors, as direct inducing factors of water and bicarbonate secretion in the isolated and blood-perfused dog pancreas. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 1990, 252(1), 320-6.
Ishikura et al. The proteinase inhibitor camostat mesilate suppresses pancreatic pain in rodents. Life Sci. 2007, 80(21), 1999-2004.
Hazard Statements: H303-H315-H319-H335
May be harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
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