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Encyclopedia > Enteroglucagon

This is a gastrointestinal hormone that originates from the terminal ileum and the colon. It delays gastric emptying and has trophic effects on gut mucosa


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Sect. 6, Ch. 2: Candidate GI Hormone: Enteroglucagon (157 words)
Enteroglucagon is secreted by intestinal mucosal cells, with the highest concentrations occuring in the distal small bowel and colon.
It has the same metabolic effects as pancreatic glucagon, ie, stimulation of glycogenolysis and gluconeogenesis, lypolysis, and ketogenesis, but it is much less potent than the pancreatic form.
Neither pancreatic glucagon nor enteroglucagon have been clearly demonstrated to have physiologic effects on GI function.
Distribution and immunocytochemical colocalization of peptide YY and enteroglucagon in endocrine cells of the rabbit ... (548 words)
Distribution and immunocytochemical colocalization of peptide YY and enteroglucagon in endocrine cells of the rabbit colon -- Nilsson et al.
Distribution and immunocytochemical colocalization of peptide YY and enteroglucagon in endocrine cells of the rabbit colon
enteroglucagon to L cells, and somatostatin to the D cell.
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