Sexual dimorphism in the growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor axis at birth.

@article{Geary2003SexualDI,
  title={Sexual dimorphism in the growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor axis at birth.},
  author={Michael Patrick Geary and P. Jane Pringle and C. H. Rodeck and John C. P. Kingdom and Peter Christopher Hindmarsh},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2003},
  volume={88 8},
  pages={3708-14}
}
In rodents and humans there is a sexually dimorphic pattern of GH secretion that influences the serum concentration of IGF-I. Pattern differences can be identified in children, but it is not known how early this difference is established. We studied the plasma concentrations of IGF-I, IGF-II, IGF-binding protein-3 (BP-3), and GH in cord blood taken from the offspring of 1650 singleton Caucasian pregnancies born at term and related these values to birth weight, length, and head circumference… CONTINUE READING

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