Insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) are growth hormone-dependent anabolic peptides that circulate in biologic fluids complexed to a faculty of IGF binding proteins. Measurement of the serum concentrations of IGF peptides and IGF binding proteins has proved to be an effective means of evaluating functional growth hormone status and makes it possible to establish a diagnosis of IGF deficiency.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Pediatrics|
|Issue number||5 II|
|State||Published - May 20 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health