Glucagon Receptors

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The glucagon receptor is a member of the glucagon receptor family that also includes GLP-1, GLP-2, secretin, GHRH and GIP receptors. The glucagon receptor regulates blood glucose levels via control of hepatic glycogenolysis and gluconeogenesis, and via regulation of insulin release from the β-cells of pancreatic islets.

The glucagon receptor is predominantly expressed in the pancreas, liver and kidneys, but is also found to a lesser extent in the heart, adipose tissue, spleen, thymus and adrenal glands. The human glucagon receptor gene is localized on chromosome 17q25.

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Species Gene Symbol Gene Accession No. Protein Accession No.
Human GCGR NM_000160 P47871
Mouse Gcgr NM_008101 Q61606
Rat Gcgr NM_172091 P30082

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