A normal population study of human salivary insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF 1) concentrations from birth through puberty.

Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF 1) concentrations in mixed saliva samples, collected from a normal population (n = 327, ranging in age from birth to adolescence), were determined by RIA. Salivary IGF 1 concentrations remained steady over a 24-h period when collected at basal rates, but were diminished in saliva samples collected at a maximally stimulated… CONTINUE READING