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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)
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 amniotic fluid is rich in a binding protein for somatomedins. This binding protein competes with human placenta membranes for labelled somatomedin A. Consequently, the placenta radioreceptorassay for somatomedin can be used for detection of the binding protein. The protein was isolated from human amniotic fluid by a three-step procedure: First,(More)
The somatomedins (IGF-1/IGF-2) are a family of growth-promoting hormones which have been identified in the human central nervous system where their specific receptors are distributed. The present study identified somatomedin receptors in glioblastoma and compared them with those found in normal brain. A significant enhancement in the binding of 125I-IGF-2(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)
Binding of human GH (hGH) and insulin-like growth factors I and II (IGFI and II) to isolated human adipocytes from adult subjects was studied. Binding equilibrium for hGH at 24 degrees C was reached at 120 min and half-maximal specific binding at 6-8 ng/ml. Apparent Ka was 2.1 X 10(9) M-1 and Bmax 7.3 X 10(-11) M/10(6) cells. The human fat cell growth(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 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)
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)
Ion-exchange chromatography of serum on DEAE-Sephadex A-50 using a stepwise NaCl gradient showed that complexes enriched with insulin-like growth factors I and II (IGF-I and IGF-II) could be preferentially eluted. A fraction eluted with 0.075 M-NaCl preferentially contained immunoreactive IGF-I with peak levels appearing in fractions of Mr approx. 110,000.(More)