Serum somatomedin A in chronic renal failure.


The serum levels of somatomedin A, determined by radioreceptor assay, were significantly higher in 57 adult patients with chronic renal failure (X = 2.57 +/- 0.12 U/ml) than in healthy subjects (n = 131; X = 0.77 +/- 0.02 U/ml). A positive correlation was found between somatomedin A and creatinine levels (r = 0.33), but somatomedin A levels did not decrease… (More)