Insulin-like growth factor binding proteins: a review of methodological aspects of their purification, analysis and regulation

Jeffrey M P Holly, J L Martin

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Abstract

The reason why there are at least 6 distinct high affinity IGFBPs is obviously a great challenge for investigators to unravel. In order to undertake this challenge a wide range of techniques have now been developed for investigating IGFBPs. As the IGFBPs have been characterized it has become clear that they are complex multi-faceted molecules; the more tools that can be applied to examine them, the better are the chances for getting a complete picture. The return for the investment of all this technology is the hope that elucidation of the sophisticated system of IGFBPs will provide a much better understanding of how the pluripotential actions of the ubiquitous IGFs can be most appropriately regulated in a manner specific to each tissue and according to developmental and environmental conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-30
Number of pages11
JournalGrowth Regulation
Volume4 Suppl 1
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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