Regulation and Physiological Function of Insulin-Like Growth Factors in the Central Nervous System

  • Thomas J. Lauterio
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 293)


The function of insulin-like growth factors in the central nervous system (CNS) and the physiological regulators of brain and pituitary IGF synthesis has been studied from many perspectives. Until recently, these efforts have not met with great success. However as more laboratories obtain the means to study IGF mRNA and peptide synthesis the multifaceted approach of investigation has provided new insights on growth factor metabolism.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas J. Lauterio
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Internal Medicine and PhysiologyEastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA
  2. 2.Medical Research Service (151)Department of Veterans Affairs Medical CenterHamptonUSA

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