Transcriptional regulation and biological significance of the insulin like growth factor II gene

W. Engström, A Shokrai, K Otte, M Granérus, A Gessbo, P Bierke, A Madej, M Sjölund, A Ward

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Abstract

The insulin like growth factors I and II are the most ubiquitous in the mammalian embryo. Moreover they play a pivotal role in the development and growth of tumours. The bioavailability of these growth factors is regulated on a transcriptional as well as on a posttranslational level. The expression of non-signalling receptors as well as binding proteins does further tune the local concentration of IGFs. This paper aims at reviewing how the transcription of the IGF genes is regulated. The biological significance of these control mechanisms will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-189
Number of pages17
JournalCell Proliferation
Volume31
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental
  • Genomic Imprinting
  • Humans
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor II
  • Transcription, Genetic
  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

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    Engström, W., Shokrai, A., Otte, K., Granérus, M., Gessbo, A., Bierke, P., Madej, A., Sjölund, M., & Ward, A. (1998). Transcriptional regulation and biological significance of the insulin like growth factor II gene. Cell Proliferation, 31(5-6), 173-189. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2184.1998.tb01196.x