Glucagon and glucagon-like peptide receptors as drug targets.

Glucagon and the glucagon-like peptides are derived from a common proglucagon precursor, and regulate energy homeostasis through interaction with a family of distinct G protein coupled receptors. Three proglucagon-derived peptides, glucagon, GLP-1, and GLP-2, play important roles in energy intake, absorption, and disposal, as elucidated through studies… CONTINUE READING