Glucose control of glucagon secretion—‘There’s a brand-new gimmick every year’

  • Erik Gylfe
  • Published 2016 in Upsala journal of medical sciences

Abstract

Glucagon from the pancreatic α-cells is a major blood glucose-regulating hormone whose most important role is to prevent hypoglycaemia that can be life-threatening due to the brain's strong dependence on glucose as energy source. Lack of blood glucose-lowering insulin after malfunction or autoimmune destruction of the pancreatic β-cells is the recognized… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/03009734.2016.1154905

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