insulin-like growth factor


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in·su·lin-like growth factor

 (ĭn′sə-lĭn-līk′)
n. Abbr. IGF
Either of two peptides that are structurally similar to insulin and are involved in the regulation of cell growth and differentiation. Also called somatomedin.
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Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1): a growth hormone.
Our main goal was cloning and expression of recombinant human insulin-like growth factor type 1.
Characterization of the acid-labile subunit of the growth hormone-dependent insulin-like growth factor binding protein complex.
Tipsmark et al [175] in an important study reported that transfer of freshwater (FW)-acclimated Paralichthys lethostigma to sea water (SW) induced an increase in plasma osmolality and cortisol and a decrease in muscle water content, plasma insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and hepatic IGF-I mRNA .
Insulin-like growth factor and growth hormone (a regulator of circulating insulin-like growth factor) control growth and differentiation.
Because of their structural and functional homology with insulin all former names are now replaced by the term insulin-like growth factors, more precisely, insulinlike growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF-2).
Effects of recombinant insulin-like growth factor I on insulin secretion and renal function in normal human subjects.
The association of diet with serum insulin-like growth factor I and its main binding protein in 292 women meat-eaters, vegetarians, and vegans.
Cellular localization and regulation of gene expression for components of the insulin-like growth factor ternary binding protein complex.
Now, researchers have linked the condition to low concentrations of a substance called insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1).
Structure of the Mr 140-000 growth hormone-dependent insulin-like growth factor binding protein complex: Determination by reconstitution and affinity labeling.
A reduction in circulating levels of estrogens and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and/or elevated levels of progesterone, androgens, human chorionic gonadotrophin, IGF-1 binding proteins 1 and 3, cortisol, and insulin have been associated with reduced risk.
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