1. 1. Diabetes had no significant effect on IGFBP-3 message and serum levels however, subsequent insulin treatment caused more than a two-fold increase in both hepatic IGFBP-3 mRNA and serum levels above controls (P < 0.05). 2. 2. The induction of diabetes in pigs significantly increased the steady state levels of IGFBP-2 mRNA in the liver of young swine (P < 0.05). 3. 3. Both liver message and serum IGFBP-2 were reduced to control levels with insulin therapy. 4. 4. We report here that in addition to its affects on IGFBP-2, insulin is involved in the regulation of IGFBP-3 expression.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and|
|State||Published - Oct 1993|