OBJECTIVE: To examine the possible direct effect of insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I and IGF-II on basal and hCG-stimulated P production by cultured human luteal cells. The possible role of IGF-I as mediator of GH action on luteal steroidogenesis also was investigated. DESIGN: Cultures of human luteal cells from early and midluteal phase. SETTING: All corpora lutea were obtained from the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the Universita Cattolica, a public care center. PATIENTS: Eight nonpregnant women between 35 and 47 years of age underwent surgery for various nonendocrine disorders such as leiomyomatosis. INTERVENTIONS: Corpora lutea were obtained at the time of hysterectomy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Luteal cells were incubated with IGF-I or IGF-II with or without hCG at different concentrations. Growth hormone also was used alone and with an anti-IGF-I-antibody. RESULTS: We found that IGF-I and IGF-II were able to stimulate directly the P production at all used concentrations and that both of them significantly amplified the steroidogenic hCG effect. Finally, IGF-I was shown to mediate the positive GH action on P synthesis

Apa, R., Di Simone, N., Rosinvalle, E., Miceli, F., De Feo, D., Caruso, A., Lanzone, A., Mancuso, S., Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I and IGF-II stimulate progesterone production by human luteal cells: role of IGF-I as mediator of growth hormone action, <<FERTILITY AND STERILITY>>, 1996; 66 (2): 235-239. [doi:10.1016/s0015-0282(16)58445-3] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/22225]

Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I and IGF-II stimulate progesterone production by human luteal cells: role of IGF-I as mediator of growth hormone action

Apa, Rosanna;Di Simone, Nicoletta;Miceli, F;Caruso, Alessandro;Lanzone, Antonio;Mancuso, Salvatore
1996

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the possible direct effect of insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I and IGF-II on basal and hCG-stimulated P production by cultured human luteal cells. The possible role of IGF-I as mediator of GH action on luteal steroidogenesis also was investigated. DESIGN: Cultures of human luteal cells from early and midluteal phase. SETTING: All corpora lutea were obtained from the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the Universita Cattolica, a public care center. PATIENTS: Eight nonpregnant women between 35 and 47 years of age underwent surgery for various nonendocrine disorders such as leiomyomatosis. INTERVENTIONS: Corpora lutea were obtained at the time of hysterectomy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Luteal cells were incubated with IGF-I or IGF-II with or without hCG at different concentrations. Growth hormone also was used alone and with an anti-IGF-I-antibody. RESULTS: We found that IGF-I and IGF-II were able to stimulate directly the P production at all used concentrations and that both of them significantly amplified the steroidogenic hCG effect. Finally, IGF-I was shown to mediate the positive GH action on P synthesis
1996
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Apa, R., Di Simone, N., Rosinvalle, E., Miceli, F., De Feo, D., Caruso, A., Lanzone, A., Mancuso, S., Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I and IGF-II stimulate progesterone production by human luteal cells: role of IGF-I as mediator of growth hormone action, <<FERTILITY AND STERILITY>>, 1996; 66 (2): 235-239. [doi:10.1016/s0015-0282(16)58445-3] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/22225]
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