Insulin-like growth factors in amniotic fluid

T. J. Merimee, M. Grant, J. E. Tyson

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Abstract

The concentrations of insulin-like growth factors I and II (IGF-I and IGF-II) in amniotic fluid were determined by specific immunoassays in 58 women. IGF-I concentrations were constant throughout gestation at approximately 20 ng/ml; the mean IGF-II concentration was 114 ± 13 (± SE) ng/ml at the earliest period of gestation studied and remained unchanged at 26 to 33 weeks despite a greater than 50% decrease in amniotic fluid total protein. A precipitous decrease in IGF-II concentration occurred at term which was not explainable by alterations in total amniotic fluid protein concentration. The concentrations of IGF-I and IGF-II in amniotic fluid did not correlate with concentrations of these factors in maternal serum (r = 0.08 and 0.09, respectively). [125I]IGF-I and [125I]IGF-II, after incubation with amniotic fluid, bound to a 40-45 K protein (or proteins). A carrier protein of greater mol wt, as in serum, was not detected. These findings indicate that there is dynamic control of IGF in amniotic fluid during normal pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)752-755
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume59
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Insulin-Like Growth Factor II
Somatomedins
Amniotic Fluid
Insulin-Like Growth Factor I
Fluids
Pregnancy
Proteins
Serum
Immunoassay
Carrier Proteins
Mothers

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  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Merimee, T. J., Grant, M., & Tyson, J. E. (1984). Insulin-like growth factors in amniotic fluid. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 59(4), 752-755.

Insulin-like growth factors in amniotic fluid. / Merimee, T. J.; Grant, M.; Tyson, J. E.

In: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Vol. 59, No. 4, 1984, p. 752-755.

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Merimee, TJ, Grant, M & Tyson, JE 1984, 'Insulin-like growth factors in amniotic fluid', Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol. 59, no. 4, pp. 752-755.
Merimee, T. J. ; Grant, M. ; Tyson, J. E. / Insulin-like growth factors in amniotic fluid. In: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 1984 ; Vol. 59, No. 4. pp. 752-755.
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