The biology of glucagon and the consequences of hyperglucagonemia

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Wewer Albrechtsen, Nicolai J; Kuhre, Rune E; Pedersen, Jens; Knop, Filip K; Holst, Jens J;

<p>The proglucagon-derived peptide hormone, glucagon, comprises 29 amino acids. Its secretion from the pancreatic α cells is regulated by several factors. Glucagon increases blood glucose levels through gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis. Elevated plasma concentrations ... View more
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