insulin-like growth factors

insulin-like growth factors (IGF),

n a group of polypeptides responsible for the activity of growth hormones, similar in chemical structure to insulin.
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Insulin and insulin-like growth factors I and II induce final maturation of oocytes of red seabream, Pagrus major, in vitro.
Duguay et al [45] studied the Divergence of insulin-like growth factors I and II in the elasmobranch Squalus acanthias and observed that the prototypical IGF molecule duplicated and diverged in an ancestor of the extant gnathostomes.
Insulin-like growth factors and binding proteins in ruminants and their nutritional regulation.
Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) and IGF-binding proteins: comparison of human serum and lymph.
The insulin-like growth factor (IGF) is a complex system of peptide hormones (insulin-like growth factors of type 1 and 2, IGF-1 and IGF-2), cell surface receptors (insulin receptor, IR; insulin-like growth factor receptors of type 1 and 2, IGF-R1, IGF-R2) and circulating binding proteins (insulinlike growth factor binding proteins, IGF-BP 1-6).
That sets off a chain of events that leads to higher levels of insulin-like growth factors, or IGFs, which promote cell growth.
Caloric restriction and 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene-induced mammary tumor growth in rats: alterations in circulating insulin, insulin-like growth factors I and II, and epidermal growth factor.
Included among these growth factors, which are also produced by cancer cells, are insulin-like growth factors and gastrin-releasing peptide.
Regulation of DNA synthesis in chicken adipocyte precursor cells by insulin-like growth factors, platelet-derived growth factor and transforming growth factor-p.
Insulin-like growth factors (IGF-1 and -2) play important roles in the uptake of amino acids and glucose, DNA synthesis, and the proliferation and differentiation of various cell types during embryogenesis (McMurtry et al.
Insulin-like growth factors (IGF) and IGF binding proteins in milk; sources and functions.
Insulin-like growth factors (IGFs), especially IGF-1, are of interest because they may explain why many of the therapies that naturopathic doctors have traditionally relied upon with cancer patients may actually work.
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