Glucagon is a peptide hormone, produced by alpha cells of the pancreas. It
works to raise the concentration of glucose in the bloodstream. Its effect is
Feb 19, 2015 ... Glucagon is secreted to maintain glucose levels in the bloodstream when fasting
and to raise very low glucose levels.
Aug 26, 2014 ... Insulin and glucagon are hormones that help regulate the blood sugar (glucose)
levels in your body. Find out what they do and how they work ...
Oct 1, 2008 ... The secretion of glucagon by pancreatic α-cells plays a critical role in the
regulation of glycaemia. This hormone counteracts hypoglycaemia ...
Glucagon is a 29 amino acid peptide hormone liberated in the α cells of the islets
of Langerhans. For an overview of glucagon action, see the section on the ...
The effects of glucagon are the opposite of the effects induced by insulin. The two
hormones need to work in partnership with each other to keep blood glucose ...
Jun 15, 1999 ... That is, glucagon has the effect of increasing blood glucose levels. ... Another
hormone well known to inhibit glucagon secretion is somatostatin ...
Glucagon is a peptide hormone that works in conjunction with insulin to maintain
a stable blood glucose level. In situations of high blood glucose, ...
Mar 2, 2016 ... The human body wants blood glucose (blood sugar) maintained in a very narrow
range. Insulin and glucagon are the hormones which make ...
In the mid 1970s, several gut hormones were identified. One of these, an incretin
hormone, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), was recognized as another ...