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The growth-promoting activity of GH, the principal hormonal determinant of body size, is mediated by insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I). Most of the IGF-I in plasma circulates in a 150-kDa complex that contains IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) and an acid-labile subunit (ALS). The 150-kDa complex serves as a reservoir of IGF-I and determines its(More)