IGF-II and IGF-binding proteins increase dramatically during rabbit pregnancy

K. S. Nason, N. D. Binder, J. I. Labarta, Ronald (Ron) Rosenfeld, S. E. Gargosky

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Abstract

During pregnancy, changes in the IGF axis are associated with changes in maternal metabolism and nutrient repartitioning which are necessary to meet the demands of a growing conceptus. The aim of this study was to assess the IGF axis, maternal weight changes and food intake in female New Zealand White rabbits (n=7) prior to breeding (day 0) and serially throughout pregnancy until term (day 30-31). The total weight of the pregnant does progressively increased from 4.03±0.06 kg (mean±S.E.M.) on day 0 to 4.47±0.07 kg on day 30 (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-130
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Endocrinology
Volume148
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1996

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Nason, K. S., Binder, N. D., Labarta, J. I., Rosenfeld, R. R., & Gargosky, S. E. (1996). IGF-II and IGF-binding proteins increase dramatically during rabbit pregnancy. Journal of Endocrinology, 148(1), 121-130.