insulin-like growth factor

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in·su·lin-like growth factor

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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Cui et al., "Essential role of insulin and insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor signaling in cardiac development and function," Molecular and Cellular Biology, vol.
Blethen et al., "Effect of insulin on the insulin-like growth factor system in children with new-onset insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus," The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, vol.
The gene-specific oligonucleotide primers for growth hormone (gh), growth hormone receptor (ghra), insulin-like growth factor 1a (igf-1a), insulin-like growth factor receptor a and b (igf-1r a and b), insulin-like growth factor binding protein 1 (igfbp-1), ghrelin (ghrl), cholecystokinin a (cck) and glucokinase (gck) were developed using Primer-BLAST (NCBI) (Ye et al., 2012).
Apal polymorphism in insulin-like growth factor II (IGF2) gene and weight in middle-aged males.
Stannard et al., "Normal growth and development in the absence of hepatic insulin-like growth factor I," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.
Pollak, "Insulin and insulin-like growth factor signalling in neoplasia," Nature Reviews Cancer, vol.
There is a complex interplay of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), growth hormone (GH) and markers of insulin resistance and inflammation in acute myocardial infarction (AMI), thus making the story of AMI difficult to understand.
Polymorphism of insulin-like growth factor 1 gene is associated with breast muscle yields in chickens.
A prospective study of C-peptide, insulin-like growth factor-l, insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1, and the risk of colorectal cancer in women.
Our main goal was cloning and expression of recombinant human insulin-like growth factor type 1.
Growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor of naked carp (Gymnocypris przewalskii) in lake Qinghai: Expression in different water environments.
De Faire, "Quantitative genetic analyses of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), IGF- binding protein-I, and insulin levels in middle-aged and elderly twins," Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
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