Ulrike Leinemann

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The pancreatic islet hormone glucagon stimulates hepatic glucose production and thus maintains blood glucose levels in the fasting state. Transcription factors of the Foxa [Fox (forkhead box) subclass A; also known as HNF-3 (hepatocyte nuclear factor-3)] family are required for cell-specific activation of the glucagon gene in pancreatic islet alpha-cells.(More)
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