Increased serum insulin-like growth factor 1 in early idiopathic Parkinson's disease.

@article{Godau2010IncreasedSI,
  title={Increased serum insulin-like growth factor 1 in early idiopathic Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Jana Godau and Manon Herfurth and Barbara Kattner and Thomas Gasser and D. Berg},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 5},
  pages={536-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) provides protection against loss of dopaminergic neurons in animal models of Parkinson's disease (PD). The aim of this study was to measure serum IGF-1 in patients with PD and assess its correlation with the clinical presentation. METHODS Serum IGF-1 and growth hormone (GH) levels were measured in 12 patients with idiopathic PD and 12 matched healthy controls, three times over a period of 6 months after overnight fasting. Based on the results… CONTINUE READING

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