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Glucagon receptors.

Abstract : Glucagon is a pancreatic peptide hormone that, as a counterregulatory hormone for insulin, stimulates glucose release by the liver and maintains glucose homeostasis. First decribed as a glucagon binding entity functionally linked to adenylyl cyclase, the glucagon receptor is a member of the family B receptors within the G protein coupled superfamily of seven transmembrane-spanning receptors. During the past decade, considerable progress has been made in the identification of the molecular determinants of the glucagon receptor that are important for ligand binding and signal transduction, in the development of glucagon analogs and of nonpeptide small molecules acting as receptor antagonists, and in the characterization of the mechanisms involved in the regulation of expression of the glucagon receptor gene. In the present review, the current knowledge of glucagon receptor structure, function and expression is described, with emphasis on the metabolic fate of glucagon and on the endocytosis and cell itinerary of both ligand and receptor.
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François Authier, Bernard Desbuquois. Glucagon receptors.. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, Springer Verlag, 2008, 65 (12), pp.1880-99. ⟨10.1007/s00018-008-7479-6⟩. ⟨inserm-00289267⟩



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