Levels of IGFBP7 Protein May Aid in Managing Growth Hormone Therapy

Levels of IGFBP7 Protein May Aid in Managing Growth Hormone Therapy

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Levels of IGFBP7 Protein May Aid in Managing Growth Hormone Therapy

A protein that interacts with insulin growth factor 1 (IGF1) may be important in managing children with Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS) on growth hormone therapy, a study has found. The levels of that protein, called IGFBP7, were found to be higher than normal in PWS children who carry deletions in a gene known to cause the disease, and to return to normal with the therapy’s use. The study, “SNORD116 and growth hormone therapy impact IGFBP7 in…

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