Insulin-like growth factors and body growth in chickens divergently selected for high or low growth rate.

@article{Beccavin2001InsulinlikeGF,
  title={Insulin-like growth factors and body growth in chickens divergently selected for high or low growth rate.},
  author={C Beccavin and Bernadette Chevalier and Larry A Cogburn and Jean Simon and Michel Jean Duclos},
  journal={The Journal of endocrinology},
  year={2001},
  volume={168 2},
  pages={297-306}
}
Insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) stimulate growth rate in a number of animal species and are likely to contribute to genetic variations of growth potential. The present study was designed to link levels of IGF-I and IGF-II mRNA and peptides with growth rate in divergently selected genotypes of chickens with high (HG) or low (LG) growth rates. Circulating IGF-I and -II and hepatic mRNA levels were measured under ad libitum feeding conditions from 1 to 12 weeks of age, and at 6 weeks of age… CONTINUE READING

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