In vivo actions of IGF analogues with poor affinities for IGFBPs: metabolic and growth effects in pigs of different ages and GH responsiveness.
PE Walton, FR Dunshea, FJ Ballard
Progress in Growth Factor Research | Published : 1995
IGF-I analogues that bind poorly to IGFBPs are substantially more potent than IGF-I at stimulating growth in rats. However, rodents differ from other mammals because they contain only minimal circulating levels of IGF-II and they are poorly responsive to GH. In this report we review a series of experiments carried out in pigs, a species that is both GH responsive and has high blood concentrations of IGF-II. Intravenous bolus administration of IGFs to 55 kg pigs depressed blood glucose with the potency greatest for analogues such as des (1-3) IGF-I, R3IGF-I and Long R3IGF-I that showed the weakest binding to pig IGFBP-3, a similar efficacy pattern to that reported in the rat. Chronic subcutan..View full abstract