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An N-terminal peptide (69 aa) derived from proglucagon by post-translational processing in the intestine. The glucagon sequence is within glicentin but the C-terminal region of glicentin is oxyntomodulin and there is an N-terminal ‘glicentin-related pancreatic peptide’ extension. Although glicentin has physiological effects these may well be glucagon-mediated and no glicentin receptor has been identified.

Subjects: Chemistry — Medicine and Health.

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