somatomedin

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somatomedin

[sə‚mad·ə′med·ən]
(biochemistry)
A growth factor similar to insulin that may be produced by a variety of cell types. Also known as insulin-like growth factor.
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Therefore, our results might most likely reflect the training-induced effect of somatomedin and hormones on cardiac cells.
The fact that endurance athletes showed a different level of cardiac hypertrophy prompted us to compare some hormonal and somatomedin responses to the maximal graded exercise test in athletes with left ventricular hypertrophy and normal heart dimensions.
Cultured fibroblast monolayers secrete a protein that alters the cellular binding of somatomedin C/IGF I.
The liver has received special attention for the past several decades as a major source of circulating IGF since Salmon and Daughaday (1957) published the somatomedin hypothesis which states that the growth-stimulating action of GH on skeletal tissue is elicited indirectly by "sulfation factor" now known as IGF secreted upon stimulus of GH mostly likely from the liver.