Medical Definition of Insulin like growth factor

1. Insulin like growth factors I and II are polypeptides with considerable sequence similarity to insulin. They are capable of eliciting the same biological responses, including mitogenesis in cell culture. On the cell surface, there are two types of insulin like growth factor receptor, one of which closely resembles the insulin receptor (which is also present). Insulin like growth factor I = somatomedin A = somatomedin C Insulin like growth factor II = MSA (Multiplication stimulating activity). Insulin like growth factor 1 is released from the liver in response to growth hormone. Acronym: IGF This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insulin Like Growth Factor

insulin-like growth factor II
insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3
insulin-like growth factors
insulin-stimulating peptide
insulin activating factor
insulin allergy
insulin antagonist
insulin binding
insulin c-peptide
insulin coma treatment
insulin dependent diabetes
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insulin infusion systems
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insulin like growth-factor-binding protein 4
insulin like growth factor (current term)
insulin lipoatrophy
insulin lipodystrophy
insulin pump
insulin reaction
insulin receptor
insulin receptor protein-tyrosine kinase
insulin receptor substrate-1 protein
insulin resistance
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insulin zinc suspension

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