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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a group of peptides produced by the liver upon stimulation by somatotropin that act directly on cartilage cells to stimulate skeletal growth.

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  • n. Any of a group of peptides which mediate the action of somatotropin on cartilage

Etymologies

Perhaps somato(tropin) + (inter)med(iary) + -in.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Insulin-like growth factor also called somatomedin is a protein hormone similar in structure and function to insulin, but with much higher growth-promoting activity than insulin.

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  • For example, somatomedin or insulin-like growth factor, which mediates the growth-promoting effect of growth hormone, was isolated from human plasma.

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  • This work led to my appreciation of the role of specific serum factors in the control of cell multiplication and the demonstration that a multiplication-stimulating factor in calf serum for chicken fibroblasts was the same as somatomedin.

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  • For example pituitary gland, helps to stimulate growth through the release of somatomedin.

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  • For example, pituitary gland, helps to stimulate growth through the release of somatomedin.

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  • Growth hormone stimulates the release of the hormone somatomedin by the liver, causing growth.

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  • The interactions between the two proteins have been attributed primarily to binding of the somatomedin B (SMB) domain, which comprises the N-terminal 44 residues of vitronectin, to the flexible joint region of PAI-1, including residues Arg-103,

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