Glucagon and Thyroid Hormone: A Championship Team

Cell. 2016 Oct 20;167(3):604-605. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.10.008.


A bioactive peptide that combines glucagon with the thyroid hormone T3 lowers lipid levels, improves glucose tolerance, and promotes energy expenditure to treat symptoms and underlying causes of metabolic disease. The two active components both maximize their combined benefits and mitigate the negative consequences of treatment with each alone.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Energy Metabolism
  • Glucagon*
  • Humans
  • Insulin
  • Peptides
  • Thyroid Hormones*
  • Triiodothyronine


  • Insulin
  • Peptides
  • Thyroid Hormones
  • Triiodothyronine
  • Glucagon