insulin-like growth factor


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

insulin-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.

insulin-like growth factor

(1) Insulin-like growth factor-I.
(2) Insulin-like growth factor-II.
References in periodicals archive ?
Residual (3-cell function and the insulin-like growth factor system in Danish children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes," The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, vol.
Responses of insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I and two IGF-binding protein-1 subtypes to fasting and re-feeding, and their relationships with individual growth rates in yearling masu salmon (Oncorhynchus masou).
Association of total insulin-like growth factor-I, insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1), and IGFBP-3 levels with incident coronary events and ischemic stroke.
Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1-I, IGF binding protein-3, and cancer risk: systematic review and meta-regression analysis.
Firstly, this plasmid was digested with two restriction enzymes including NdeI and BamHI-HF (BioLabs (UK)), for separation of insulin-like growth factor type 1 gene from pUC18 cloning vector.
Breteler, "A prospective study on circulating insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), IGF-binding proteins, and cognitive function in the elderly," Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
Palmer, "Insulin-like growth factor 1 and hair growth," Dermatology Online Journal, vol.
Effects of exercise training on fasting insulin, insulin resistance, insulin-like growth factors, and insulin-like growth factor binding proteins in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial.
The Insulin-like Growth Factors (IGFs) are carried through the binding proteins in blood and form their effects on the tissues by way of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF) receptors [7, 8].
They discuss growth factor pathways, especially the insulin and insulin-like growth factor signaling mechanisms affecting Beta-cells in diabetes; models to confirm that proliferation is a major mechanism underlying regeneration in rodents; findings on cell cycle control; proteins downstream of the growth factor pathways in the regulation of Beta-cell biology; and the roles of other growth factors in modulating Beta-cell growth.
A subset of 5 markers was associated with glucose tolerance: fasting glucose, leptin, insulin-like growth factor binding protein 1 (IGFBP-1), glutamic pyruvate transaminase (GPT, also known as alanine amino-transferase), and Hb[A.sub.1c].
Full browser ?