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Glucagon-Like Peptide 2 -Arg human trifluoroacetate salt

>90% (HPLC), solid

Synonym: GLP-2-Arg, Preproglucagon 126-159

  • CAS Number 99120-49-7

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C171H266N48O56S

  • Molecular Weight 3922.29

  •  MDL number MFCD00081649



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Glucagon-Like Peptide 2 (GLP-2) -Arg human trifluoroacetate salt has been used for injection in chickens to determine the effects of GLP-2 on the weight and morphology of small intestines.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) influences the functionality of gastrointestinal tract by participating in the feedback loop to the brain for the control of food intake. It also controls digestion and absorption, and has tropic effects post chemotherapy injury or surgical resection. This peptide is also responsible for epithelial cell proliferation of the small bowel. Studies in rats show that this peptide enhances the effects of the ileal-brake hormones, GLP-1 and peptide YY. It also negatively regulates gastrointestinal motility and secretion. Thus, it has potential as a therapeutic agent in short-bowel syndrome.

Glucagon-like peptide 2 is a neuropeptide that inhibits food intake when injected into the lateral ventricles of the brain and may mediate satiety. It is also a growth factor that stimulates proliferation and blocks apoptosis of intestinal epithelial cells.

General description

Glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) is a member of the pro-glucagon gene family which is released in small and large intestinal circulation by enteroendocrine L cells. This peptide is composed of 33 amino acids.

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