Glucagon

REQUEST QUOTATION

CAS number: 
16941-32-5

Sequence
H-His-Ser-Gln-Gly-Thr-Phe-Thr-Ser-Asp-Tyr-Ser-Lys-Tyr-Leu-Asp-Ser-Arg-Arg-Ala-Gln-Asp-Phe-Val-Gln-Trp-Leu-Met-Asn-Thr-OH

Molecular formula: C153H225N43O49S

Molecular weight: 3482.75 a.m.u.

Fields of Application
Hypoglycemia

Description
Glucagon improves the synthesis and mobilization of glucose in the liver by controverting the action of insulin. The pancreas releases glucagon when blood sugar (glucose) levels fall too low. Glucagon causes the liver to convert stored glycogen into glucose, which is released into the bloodstream. This is the opposite action of insuline, which allows glucose to be taken up and used by insulin-dependent tissues. Thus, glucagon and insulin are part of a feedback system that keeps blood glucose levels at a stable level.

Administration:
Regular injectable form.

Glucagon