Medical Definition of Hg factor

1. A polypeptide hormone (3485 D) secreted by the cells of the Islets of Langerhans in response to a fall in blood sugar levels. Induces hyperglycaemia. A family of structurally related peptides includes glucagon like peptides 1 & 2 (encoded by the same gene), gastric inhibitory polypeptide, secretin, vasoactive intestinal peptide, growth hormone releasing factor, pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide, exendins. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hg Factor

HETEs
HEU
HEV
HF
HFA
HFC
HFCS
HFFA
HFR strain
HGF
HGH
HGP
HGPRT
HGT
HGV
HG factor
HH
HHNC
HHS
HHV
HI
HI-MEMS
HIB
HID
HIDA
HIF
HIP
HIPAA
HIPs
HIV

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