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Mesh term Insulin-Like Growth Factor II

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Description

A well-characterized neutral peptide believed to be secreted by the LIVER and to circulate in the BLOOD. It has growth-regulating, insulin-like and mitogenic activities. The growth factor has a major, but not absolute, dependence on SOMATOTROPIN. It is believed to be a major fetal growth factor in contrast to INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR I, which is a major growth factor in adults.



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jenkins-FCD Prod-486 e3098984f26de787f5ecab75090d0a28e7f4f7c0