Definition of IGF

1. Initialism. (medicine) insulin-like growth factor ¹



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Medical Definition of IGF

1. Insulin like growth factors I and II are polypeptides with considerable sequence similarity to insulin. They are capable of eliciting the same biological responses, including mitogenesis in cell culture. On the cell surface, there are two types of insulin like growth factor receptor, one of which closely resembles the insulin receptor (which is also present). Insulin like growth factor I = somatomedin A = somatomedin C Insulin like growth factor II = MSA (Multiplication stimulating activity). Insulin like growth factor 1 is released from the liver in response to growth hormone. Acronym: IGF This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of IGF

IFN
IFN-a
IFN-b
IFN-g
IFO
IFOR
IFR
IFRS
IFSMA
IFU
IFV
IFVs
IFYPFY
IGBT
IGCSE
IGF (current term)
IGFBP-2 protease
IGFs
IGG-horseradish peroxidase
IGO
IGRP
IH
IHOP
IHS
IHSS
IHVS
II
IICP
IIHF
III

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