SnapShot: Hormones of the gastrointestinal tract

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Specialized endocrine cells secrete a variety of peptide hormones all along the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, making it one of the largest endocrine organs in the body. Nutrients and developmental and neural cues trigger the secretion of gastrointestinal (GI) hormones from specialized endocrine cells along the GI tract. These hormones act in target tissues to facilitate digestion and regulate energy homeostasis. This SnapShot summarizes the production and functions of GI hormones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1478-1478.e1
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 4 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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