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Glucagon MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Glucagon
Tree Number(s)
D06.472.699.587.730.500
D12.644.548.586.730.500
Unique ID
D005934
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005934
Annotation
do not confuse with GLUCAGON-LIKE PEPTIDES secreted by the intestine
Scope Note
A 29-amino acid pancreatic peptide derived from proglucagon which is also the precursor of intestinal GLUCAGON-LIKE PEPTIDES. Glucagon is secreted by PANCREATIC ALPHA CELLS and plays an important role in regulation of BLOOD GLUCOSE concentration, ketone metabolism, and several other biochemical and physiological processes. (From Gilman et al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 9th ed, p1511)
Entry Term(s)
Glucagon (1-29)
Glukagon
HG-Factor
Hyperglycemic-Glycogenolytic Factor
Proglucagon (33-61)
Pharm Action
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hormones
Registry Number
9007-92-5
See Also
Receptors, Glucagon
Date Established
1963/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/07/05
Glucagon Preferred
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