Insulin-like growth factor-I treatment in primary growth hormone insensitivity: effect of recombinant human IGF-I (rhIGF-I) and rhIGF-I/rhIGF-binding protein-3 complex

Tonella, P; Flück, C E; Mullis, P E (2010). Insulin-like growth factor-I treatment in primary growth hormone insensitivity: effect of recombinant human IGF-I (rhIGF-I) and rhIGF-I/rhIGF-binding protein-3 complex. Hormone research in paediatrics, 73(2), pp. 140-7. Basel: Karger 10.1159/000277660

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Growth hormone insensitivity syndrome (GHIS) is a rare cause of growth retardation characterized by high serum GH levels, and low serum insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) levels associated with a genetic defect of the GH receptor (GHR) as well post-GHR signaling pathway. Based on clinical, as well as biochemical characteristics, GHIS can be genetically classified as classical/Laron's syndrome and nonclassical/atypical GHIS. Recombinant human IGF-I (rhIGF-I) treatment is effective in promoting growth in subjects who have GHIS. Further, pharmacological studies of a IGF-I compound containing a 1:1 molar complex of rhIGF-I and rhIGF-binding protein-3 (BP-3) demonstrated that the complex was effective in increasing levels of circulating total and free IGF-I and that the administration in patients with GHIS should be safe, well-tolerated and more effective than rhIGF-I on its own.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Tonella, Paolo; Flück, Christa and Mullis, Primus-Eugen

ISSN:

1663-2818

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:07

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:19

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000277660

PubMed ID:

20190552

Web of Science ID:

000276919500009

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/157 (FactScience: 196582)

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