Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Leszek Szablewski

Medical University of Warsaw


Pancreatic Hormones Glucagon and Glucose Homeostasis Regulation of Glucagon Synthesis Regulation of Glucagon Secretion Gluconeogenesis Glycogenolysis Characteristics of Glucagon Glucagon Signaling Pathway Hyperglucagonemia Glucagonoma Glucagon Resistance Hepatic Steatosis

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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.

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Date completed: October 30th 2019

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Expected publication date: June 7th 2020

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Leszek Szablewski

Medical University of Warsaw

Leszek Szablewski is a professor of medical sciences. He received his M.S. in Faculty of Biology from University of Warsaw and PhD degree from Institute of Experimental Biology Polish Academy of Sciences. He habilitated in Medical University of Warsaw, and he obtained degree of Professor from the President of Poland. Professor Szablewski is the head of Chair and Department of General Biology and Parasitology, Medical University of Warsaw. Professor Szablewski has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Biochim. Biophys. Acta Reviews of Cancer, Biol. Chem., J. Biomed. Sci., and Diabetes/Metabol. Res. Rev, Endocrine. He is the author of 2 books, 4 book chapters, editor of 4 books, written 15 scripts for students, is the ad hoc reviewer of over 30 peer-reviewed journals, and editorial member of peer-reviewed journal. Prof. Szablewski’s research focuses on cell, physiology, genetics, pathophysiology, especially on damages of glucose homeostasis due to various diseases.

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