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IGF-I/IGFBP system: metabolism outline and physical exercise.
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PMID:  22714057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The growth hormone/insulin like growth factor-I (GH/IGF-I) system occupies a well-known hormonal role and its effects, mainly anabolic and insulin-sensitizing, are mediated through endocrine as well as paracrine/autocrine mechanisms. This system includes the binding proteins, namely growth hormone binding proteins and Insulin-like growth factor I binding proteins (IGFBPs). As expected, this axis plays a key role in organism modification in consequence of a physical exercise. Physical activity, training and exercise capacity chiefly involve anabolism process modifications of various tissues, in particular muscular adjustments. Numerous investigators found a correlation among the level of exercise tolerance, muscle strength or walking speed and IGF-I/IGFBP-3 concentrations. However, also inverse and absent correlations between circulating IGF-I concentrations and acute or chronic exercise responses have been reported. IGF-I is generally accepted as an important GH mediator with metabolic effects, through both endocrine and paracrine or autocrine mechanisms. GH is the main regulator of the hepatic synthesis of IGF-I and IGFBP-3, which is the most abundant IGF carrier in human plasma. Recently, it has known that the physical exercise stimulatory impact on skeletal muscles is mediated through an increased local IGF-I synthesis with an IGFPB involvement. An absent association of exercise performance and circulating IGF-I may indicate that exercise will exert muscle strength by predominately locally derived paracrine or autocrine mediators rather than endocrine circulating IGF-I. The present review considers the general aspects of the IGF/IGFPB system and the role of the IGF/IGFPB system in relation to physical exercise (type, duration,…) taking into account the training aspects.
R Gatti; E F De Palo; G Antonelli; P Spinella
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of endocrinological investigation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1720-8386     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806594     Medline TA:  J Endocrinol Invest     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Medical Diagnostic Sciences and Sp.Ther., University of Padua.
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