Hemodialysis (HD) patients typically have reduced muscle mass and diminished functional capacity. The role of the muscle insulin-like growth factors (IGFs), a principal anabolic system that is involved in protein synthesis and that has downregulation that is implicated in muscle loss in animal models of uremia, has previously not been assessed in vivo in HD patients.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|