Insulin-Like Growth Factor I





Insulin Like Growth Factor I

Insulin Like Somatomedin Peptide I

Insulin-Like Somatomedin Peptide I

Insulin-like growth factor I

Somatomedin C

A well-characterized basic peptide believed to be secreted by the liver and to circulate in the blood. It has growth-regulating, insulin-like, and mitogenic activities. This growth factor has a major, but not absolute, dependence on GROWTH HORMONE. It is believed to be mainly active in adults in contrast to INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR II, which is a major fetal growth factor.