The insulin-like growth factor system, which includes the IGFs, IGF-binding proteins and IGF receptors, plays an essential role in normal growth and development, as well as the cellular differentiation of a number of other important systems, including the reproductive and immune systems. IGF action has also been implicated in several pathological conditions, including tissue repair, malnutrition, diabetes and malignancy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism|
|State||Published - Jul 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism