The Role of Calcium in Glucagon Secretion

  • J. P. Ashby
  • R. N. Speake
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A review of experiments using perfused rat pancreas or perifused rat islets suggests that Ca++ plays an active role in the secretion coupling mechanism of the A cell.


Extracellular Calcium Secretory Response Glucagon Secretion Glucagon Release Glucose Induce Insulin Release 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Ashby
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. N. Speake
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Metabolic Unit, Department of MedicineWestern General HospitalEdinburghUK
  2. 2.I. C. I. Pharmaceuticals DivisionAlderley ParkMacclesfield, CheshireUK

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