Elevated activity of low molecular weight insulin-like growth factor-binding proteins in sera of vitamin C-deficient and fasted guinea pigs.

We have previously reported that scorbutic and fasted guinea pig sera contain an insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I)-reversible inhibitor of collagen, proteoglycan, and DNA synthesis in cultured cells. Here we report that IGF-binding protein (IGFBP) activity is increased in serum containing the inhibitor [125I]IGF-I or -II bound to these sera was eluted in… CONTINUE READING