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We have used [32P]-labeled human and mouse IGF-I cDNA probes to identify three hepatic IGF-I transcripts (8.0, 1.8 and 1.1 kilobase) in rats and to quantify nutritionally-induced changes. During fasting, the major (8.0 kilobase) transcript decreased progressively after 6 h, and at 30 h was only 39% as abundant as in the nonfasted control. Refeeding animals(More)
To study the possible mechanisms involved in growth retardation associated with hypothyroidism, serum T4, GH, the GH-dependent somatomedin, insulin-like growth factor (IGF), and its carrier protein (CP) were measured in hypothyroid rats and their age-matched controls. Three groups of rats were studied: infant, immature, and adult. Marked hypothyroidism(More)
Data from studies in diabetic rodents and evidence from clinical situations of severe resistance to insulin suggest that insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) is able to at least partly overcome insulin resistance. To assess the efficacy of recombinant human IGF-I in subjects with the most common form of insulin resistance, e.g., obese, type II diabetic(More)
We have characterized the interaction of insulin-like growth factor I/somatomedin C (IGF-I/Sm-C) with its plasma membrane receptors on cultured rat chondrocytes. Our studies have demonstrated that [125I]IGF-I/Sm-C binding to these receptors is a relatively specific, reversible, and time-, temperature-, pH-, and concentration-dependent process. Insulin(More)
The hypothesis is tested that luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH( may be released from the anterior pituitary in response to a psychological state of sexual arousal. LH levels in 10 male volunteers were found to be higher after viewing a sexually arousing film than after a control film. The magnitude of LH response was found to(More)