insulinlike growth factor


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in·su·lin·like growth factor

 (ĭn′sə-lĭn-līk′)
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The effect of insulinlike growth factor I on wound healing variables and macrophages in rats.
Blum WF, Albertsson-Wikland K, Rosberg S, Rnake MB, 1993, Serum level of insulinlike growth factor I (IGF-I) and IGF binding protein 3 reflect spontaneous growth hormone secretion.
Instead, growth hormone stimulates insulinlike growth factor (IGF-1 and IGF-2) production in the liver, which is responsible for cellular reproduction in all tissues.
Subcellular localization of insulinlike growth factor I to the alpha-granule and release in response to thrombin.
Thephospho-rylated insulinlike growth factor binding protein-1 test may edge out the fetal fibronectin test when it comes to predicting preterm delivery, a study has shown.
Regardless of the participants' smoking status, the study also found that green tea intake was associated with a lower risk of lung cancer among individuals who had insulinlike growth factor (IGF) genotypes that reduce levels of this protein.
A study of 384 aged Ashkenazi Jews shows that a decrease in insulinlike growth factor 1 (IGF-1) activity is associated with long life, Nit Barzilai and his colleagues report in the March 4 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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).
We evaluated hepatic mRNA for insulinlike growth factor binding protein 1 (IGF BP1) from selected mice by semiquantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).
Milk from rBST-treated cows may also contain slightly greater amounts of insulinlike growth factor I, which is active in humans.
Repopulation of the atrophied thymus in diabetic rats by insulinlike growth factor.