Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, September 18th, 2006
"A 6-8-fold higher insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) receptor binding affinity in vitro is reported for the insulin analogue glargine compared with human insulin. This study evaluates the in vivo significance by exploring the growth hormone (GH)-IGF-1 axis. Assuming a higher binding affinity of insulin glargine to pituitary IGF-1 receptors, serum IGF-1 concentrations should decrease via negative feedback," investigators in England report.
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