In fact, there was no evidence for a relation of vitamin D status or the somatotrophic
axis to muscle strength in ageing women, despite markedly declining concentrations of circulating IGF-I and free 1,25[(OH).
Changes in the somatotrophic axis associated with the initiation of lactation.
Polymorphisms in genes of the somatotrophic axis are independently associated with milk production, udder health, survival and animal size in Holstein-Friesian dairy cattle.
Indeed, a significant correlation was found between plasma concentrations of IGF-1 and the capacity of the high-affinity somatotrophic binding sites (Breier et al.
The somatotrophic axis in young steers: influence of nutritional status and oestradiol-17p on hepatic high- and low-affinity somatotrophic biding sites.
The role of the somatotrophic
axis in the metabolism of the chicken.
Among these pathways, the somatotrophic
axis (GH/IGF-I axis) should be emphasized because of its key roles in postnatal growth and metabolism in mammals (Shoshana et al.
2006) were found to enhance the growth performance of weaning pigs and modulate the intestinal microbial population and pH of early-weaned pigs, but the studies on the somatotrophic
axis and immune response were very limited.