About the book
Glucagon is one of the pancreatic hormones. It plays different and significant roles in the human body. Their functions include protections against damages of glucose homeostasis, in particular against hypoglycemia. It influences and regulates not only metabolism and glucose homeostasis. Glucagon is also involved in the metabolism of lipids and amino acids, as well as it regulates also energy homeostasis. On the other hand, disturbances in functions, synthesis and/or secretion of glucagon may cause several pathologies such as obesity and hepatic steatosis. Impairment functions of this hormone may have influence, direct or indirect, on the development of diabetes mellitus, "a progressive worldwide epidemic". Presented examples of glucagon's role in human health and diseases suggest a very important role of this hormone. Therefore, knowledge of this hormone, its functions, regulations, secretions, etc seems to be very significant. This book will be written by a scientist with expertise in the study of glucagon. This book describes a series of up-to-date topics about physiological and pathological processed that occurred in the functions of glucagon. By presenting a clear and exhaustive review of the correlation between synthesis and secretion of glucagon and health/disease, it is expected to draw more attention from biomedical scientists, physicians, pharmacologists, physiologists, and students to dedicate their research in uncovering the role of hormonal regulation, especially glucagon, in human health and diseases.