An important peptide for the regulation of growth hormone. Produced by the liver, it has an insulin-like effect on glucose.
The hormone released from the liver in response to growth hormone. IGF-1 is the hormone responsible for building muscle.
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) stimulates production in the liver of IGF-1 (also called somatomedin-C) and other growth factors that profoundly influence the body. Anti-aging researchers are conducting intensive studies of IGF in conjunction with Hormone Replacement Therapies and related anti-aging programs.
a substance naturally produced by the body that has many of the same effects as growth hormone. There are 2 types, IGF-1 and IGF-2; a genetically engineered form of IGF-1 is under study as a therapy for AIDS-related wasting.
A peptide released from the liver that has growth- and insulin-like properties. The level of IGF-1 in the blood is strongly correlated to the level of growth hormone (somatropin) in the blood. Endocrinologists use blood samples of IGF-1 as a tool to diagnosis growth hormone deficiency (GHD).
Another growth-promoting hormone. Growth hormone and IGF act as a team to signal the body to grow.