insulin-like growth factor

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insulin-like growth factor

[¦in·sə·lən ‚lik ′grōth ‚fak·tər]
(biochemistry)
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And insulin growth factor can cause the prostate to enlarge," says McVary.
To test this hypothesis, we investigated serum concentrations of insulin growth factor-I and insulin growth factor binding protein-3, and hormonal (testosterone, growth hormone, cortisol, and insulin) responses to graded maximal exercise in chronically endurance-trained athletes with and without diagnosed LVH.
Analysis of biomarkers--suppression of serum insulin growth factor I and stimulation of tumor (18) fluo-rodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake--showed that the lower dose of estradiol was biologically effective.
Loss of imprinting of insulin growth factor II gene: a potential heritable biomarker for colon neoplasia predisposition.
A few months earlier, a research group that included some of Dolly's creators focused attention on a gene encoding a protein called insulin growth factor 2 receptor (IGF2R).
The Australian team is the first in the world to clarify the structure of half of the Insulin Growth Factor (IGF) receptor.
Overall, lung cancer patients with insulin growth factor I (IGF-I) levels of at least 315.
The DHEA group also had higher concentrations of insulin growth factor, a compound that spurs the immune system and normally dwindles with age.
rBGH works by increasing levels of Insulin Growth Factor (IGF), a naturally occurring hormone.
CONCLUSIONS: We found a direct association between breast cancer risk and consumption of sweet foods with high glycemic index and load, which increase insulin and insulin growth factors.