Gut hormone biology – University of Copenhagen

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GLP-1 is an incretin hormone and regulates the glucosehomeostasis, while GLP-2 is an intestinotrophic hormone, regulating the size and absorptive capacity of the GI tract. Both hormones are secreted from the intestinal endocrine L-cells upon food intake.

In the group we work with the extra-pancreatic effects of GLP-1 in relation to pulmonary and intestinal diseases. We are interested in the importance of the endogenous secreted hormones and the mechanism of action of the beneficial effects on pulmonary and intestinal diseases. We are also interested in the implication of GLP-2 in colon cancer.

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