Björn F Lindgren

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Measurements of serum levels of insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I, IGF-II and IGF binding protein (IGFBP)-1 have been carried out in conjunction with Western ligand blot analysis of serum IGFBPs in 39 constitutionally short children and adolescents and compared with those of 27 age-matched normal subjects (and also with 23 hypopituitary patients).(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of hemodialysis on insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and the IGF binding proteins (IGFBPs) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). IGF-I and IGF-II circulate bound to IGFBPs which are known to influence the IGF-I bioavailability. Ten ESRD patients were studied before and after hemodialysis(More)
IGFBP-1 secretion in humans is regulated by insulin and the counter-regulatory hormones with a high production rate and rapid turnover. The IGFBP-1 fasting levels are both genetically and environmentally determined. Serum IGFBP-1 levels may be regulated by so far unknown factors during certain conditions. The fasting IGFBP-1 level can be used as a marker of(More)
Two different insulin-like growth-factor (IGF)-binding proteins have been found in human blood, one of high molecular mass and dependent on growth hormone for synthesis, the other of low molecular mass and independent of growth hormone. The small IGF-binding protein is abundant in human amniotic fluid. Its amino acid sequence has now been determined by(More)
OBJECTIVE Renal failure and hemodialysis (HD) affect the anabolic growth hormone (GH)-insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis. A positive correlation between serum IGF-I and normalized protein catabolic rate (PCRn) in HD patients has been reported, and the aim of this study was to assess the metabolic impact of recombinant human (rh)GH in these patients. (More)
OBJECTIVE The main source of circulating IGF-I, insulin like growth factor binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) and acid-labile subunit (ALS) is considered to be the liver, but their production rates have not been determined in healthy individuals. Thus, the splanchnic exchange of IGFBP-1, IGF-I, ALS and glucose were studied. STUDY DESIGN In five overnight fasting(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Malnutrition and catabolism are predominant problems in patients undergoing hemodialysis. The aim of this study was to clarify the relationship between insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), the serum levels of which are influenced by nutrition and which by itself promotes amino acid uptake, and insulin-like growth factor binding protein 1(More)
Des-(1-3) insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) is an IGF analogue lacking aminoacid 1 to 3 which displays reduced binding to insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1). A greater inhibition of immunoreactive IGFBP-1 was obtained with des-(1-3) IGF-I (10 ng/ml) in Hep G2 medium when incubated in Eagle's Modified Essential Medium (EMEM) without(More)
The quantitative capabilities of Western "ligand" blot analysis (LBA) of insulin-like growth factor binding protein have been evaluated using iodine-labeled insulin-like growth factor-II (125I-IGF-II), purified amniotic fluid insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1), and IGFBP-1 in conditioned medium (CM) from Hep-G2 cells. Optimal conditions(More)