Protein Name gastric inhibitory polypeptide
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 2695
Gene Symbol


UniProt P09681 (GIP_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 297
Total Number of Articles : 781

gastric inhibitory polypeptide

Gene Summary

This gene encodes an incretin hormone and belongs to the glucagon superfamily. The encoded protein is important in maintaining glucose homeostasis as it is a potent stimulator of insulin secretion from pancreatic beta-cells following food ingestion and nutrient absorption. This gene stimulates insulin secretion via its G protein-coupled receptor activation of adenylyl cyclase and other signal transduction pathways. It is a relatively poor inhibitor of gastric acid secretion. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

  • gastric inhibitory polypeptide
  • glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide
  • incretin hormone
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