Relation of serum insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels with hepatitis C virus infection and insulin resistance.

@article{Helaly2011RelationOS,
  title={Relation of serum insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels with hepatitis C virus infection and insulin resistance.},
  author={Ghada Fahmy Helaly and Nabila G Hussein and Wael Refai and Mervat Ibrahim},
  journal={Translational research : the journal of laboratory and clinical medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={158 3},
  pages={155-62}
}
The prospect of the growing worldwide epidemic of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and type 2 diabetes mellitus certainly merits attention toward their controversial relationship. Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) plays an important role in glucose homeostasis. This study is a cross-sectional study considered as an initial investigation aimed to evaluate the effect of HCV infection on serum IGF-1, as well as to find out whether IGF-1 has a role in development of insulin resistance (IR) in… CONTINUE READING