Contribution of human somatomedin activity to the serum growth requirement of human skin fibroblasts and chick embryo fibroblasts in culture.

Although purified human somatomedins and related peptides have been shown to stimulate growth-related processes in cultured human skin fibroblasts, it is unknown whether the serum macromolecules required for the routine growth of human fibroblasts in culture include the somatomedins. To evaluate this question we have obtained sera from five GH-deficient… (More)