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Enteroglucagon is a peptide hormone derived from preproglucagon. It is a gastrointestinal hormone, secreted from mucosal cells primarily of the colon and terminal ileum.[1] It consists of 37 amino acids. Enteroglucagon is released when fats and glucose are present in the small intestine; which decrease the motility to allow sufficient time for these nutrients to be absorbed.

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  1. ^ Holst, J. J. (1997). "Enteroglucagon". Annual Review of Physiology. 59: 257–71. doi:10.1146/annurev.physiol.59.1.257. PMID 9074764.

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