Gösta Enberg

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Serum concentrations of insulin-like growth factors 1 and 2 (IGF-1 and IGF-2), the low molecular weight form of IGF binding protein (IGFBP-1), insulin, C-peptide and GH were determined in six healthy subjects and four patients with GH deficiency during 30 min of moderate physical exercise on the cycle ergometer. The load corresponded to 60% of individual(More)
Human insulin-like growth factor I and II (IGF-I and IGF-II) in concentrations of 1-30 ng/ml, were shown to stimulate ornithine decarboxylase activity and [3H]thymidine incorporation in human SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells. Proliferation of these cells was also stimulated by IGF-I and II when added to RPMI 1640 medium, fortified with selenium, hydrocortisone,(More)
Somatomedin (Sm) levels throughout pregnancy were determined in a longitudinal study of four normal women and three patients with GH deficiency by use of the RIA for Sm-A, a newly developed RIA for insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF-2), and the placenta RRA for Sm-A. In both normal women and those with GH deficiency, there was a continuous rise of(More)
A RIA has been developed for somatomedin A (SM-A) utilizing Sepharose-bound antibodies. This assay, measuring SM-A, the insulin-like growth factors 1 and 2, and somatomedin C, allows determination in serum samples. In comparison with a serum standard, the mean serum levels in patients with acromegaly or GH deficiency and healthy subjects were 8.7 %/- 0.7 (n(More)
We have studied the binding of 125I-GF-II to the IM-9 human lymphoid cell line, and to human placental membranes. All of IGF-II radioligand binding to IM-9 cells, and half of the binding to human placental membranes is to a previously unrecognized common (Type-III) high affinity receptor site for insulin-like peptides, in which IGF-I and IGF-II are(More)
Serum somatomedin A (SMA) has been determined in healthy children (n = 188) in relation to age using both a radioimmunoassay and a radioreceptor assay. The SMA levels, only 50% of adult values at birth, rise gradually with age and reach adult levels at 10 years of age. There is a significant correlation (r = 0.46 P less than 0.001) between SMA determined by(More)
BACKGROUND EHR systems are widely used in hospitals and primary care centres but it is usually difficult to share information and to collect patient data for clinical research. This is partly due to the different proprietary information models and inconsistent data quality. Our objective was to provide a more flexible solution enabling the clinicians to(More)
The specificity of the type 2 insulinlike growth factor (IGF) receptor is evaluated in human placenta membranes and the human cell line K562. K562 cells have type 2 but not type 1 IGF receptors. Native IGF-2 isolated from human plasma and synthetic IGF-2 were equipotent in competing with labeled IGF-2 in both systems. Pure IGF-1 isolated from plasma,(More)
The insulin disulfide reducing thioredoxin system from E. coli was used to investigate a possible mechanism of degradation for the two somatomedins, insulin-like growth factor I and II (IGF-I and -II). The amounts of IGF-I and -II remaining after degradation were measured by use of human placenta radioreceptor assay. The results show that both IGF-I and -II(More)
A radioimmunoassay has been developed for IGF-II, using Sepharose-coupled antibodies. Porcine insulin, human insulin and human proinsulin showed no cross-reaction, whereas the cross-reaction for IGF-I was 10%. To minimize the influence of the binding protein(s), all serum samples were extracted with acid ethanol before assay. The mean serum level of(More)