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Gene : GCG Homo sapiens

Name  ? glucagon Cytological Location  2q24.2
Brief Description  glucagon
Description  The protein encoded by this gene is actually a preproprotein that is cleaved into four distinct mature peptides. One of these, glucagon, is a pancreatic hormone that counteracts the glucose-lowering action of insulin by stimulating glycogenolysis and gluconeogenesis. Glucagon is a ligand for a specific G-protein linked receptor whose signalling pathway controls cell proliferation. Two of the other peptides are secreted from gut endocrine cells and promote nutrient absorption through distinct mechanisms. Finally, the fourth peptide is similar to glicentin, an active enteroglucagon. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
  • synonyms:
  • GLP-1,
  • GRPP,
  • NM_002054,
  • GRPP,
  • glicentin-related polypeptide,
  • glucagon-like peptide 2,
  • glucagon-like peptide 1,
  • preproglucagon,
  • GLP1,
  • OTTHUMG00000153892,
  • GLP2,
  • GLP1,
  • HGNC:4191,
  • GCG,
  • GLP2,
  • uc002ucc.5,
  • GLP-1
  • identifiers:
  • 2641,
  • ENSG00000115263,
  • GCG

Genome feature

Region: gene ? Length: 9366  
Location: 2:162142882-162152247 reverse strand Cyto location: 2q24.2


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