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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Cunningham [28] and Ganong [29] stated that growth hormone perform its effects on target tissues through liberation of somatomedin C also called [IGF.sub.1] and [IGF.sub.2].
Growth hormone also works indirectly by stimulating liver cells to produce and secrete polypeptide molecules known as somatomedins, the best studied of which is insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1).
Also earlier experimental evidence acquired with the use of animals is in agreement with a possible role of somatomedins in stimulation of heart hypertrophy (Huang et al., 2003).
Dual control of cell growth by somatomedins and platelet-derived growth factor.
GH causes the liver to form a group of small proteins, called somatomedins, that stimulate growth in all tissues.