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Glucagon

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Glucagon Like Peptide 1: Incretin Exenatide/ Liraglutide Pharmacology: Newer antidiabetic Medication

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Lena Eliasson, Lund University Diabetes Centre/EXODIAB: Islet gene expression

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Insulin From Bacteria To You

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Structure of insulin – a peptide hormone

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Gene Music using Protein Sequence of IGFBP5 "INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR BINDING PROTEIN 5"

Glucagon is a peptide hormone, produced by alpha cells of the pancreas. It works to raise the concentration of glucose and fatty acids in the bloodstream, and is considered to be the main catabolic hormone of the body. It is also used as a medication to treat a number of health conditions. Its effect is opposite to that of insulin, which lowers the extracellular glucose.