Glucagon (Glucagon)

Glucagon is a 29 amino acid polypeptide synthesized and secreted from alpha cells of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. Glucagon is involved in carbohydrate metabolism. It is released during hypoglycemia, causing the liver to convert stored glycogen into glucose and release it into the bloodstream. Glucagon secretion is increased due to a decrease in plasma glucose, an increase in catecholamine, an increase in plasma amino acids, sympathetic nervous system, acetylcholine, and cholecystokinin. Glucagon secretion is inhibited by insulin and somatostatin.

Swiss-Prot Accession Number: P01275

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This analyte is not currently part of Myriad RBM's testing menu.

Myriad RBM Publications Publications
Variation in Serum Biomarkers with Sex and Female Hormonal Status: Implications for Clinical Tests (2016) Ramsey JM, Cooper JD, Penninx BWJH, Bahn S Scientific Reports
Blood profiling of proteins and steroids during weight maintenance with manipulation of dietary protein level and glycaemic index (2012) Wang P, Holst C, Astrup A, Bouwman FG, van Otterdijk S, Wodzig WK, Andersen MR, van Baak MA, Rasmussen LG, Martinez JA, Jebb SA, Pfeiffer AF, Kafatos A, Handjieva-Darlenska T, Hlavaty P, Saris WH, Mariman EC Br J Nutr. 2012 Jan;107(1):106-19