The effect of GH and IGF1 on linear growth and skeletal development and their modulation by SOCS proteins

S. F. Ahmed, C. Farquharson

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Abstract

Circulating signalling proteins have often been divided into hormones and cytokines, but it is increasingly being recognised that these substances have a number of common characteristics and mechanisms of action. This is clearly illustrated by the suppressor of cytokine signalling (SOCS) proteins which are increasingly seen as a central component of the regulation of the action of hormones and cytokines that signal through the cytokine receptor complex. The SOCS protein family is probably more extensive than currently recognised; its members may have differential tissue expression and their potency for suppressing cytokine signalling may vary. Recent knockout and transgenic studies in mice have highlighted the role that these proteins play in growth and skeletal development as well as in inflammation. Chronic inflammation is associated with altered growth and skeletal development, and it is possible that SOCS proteins may have an important role to play in mediating these effects. Journal of Endocrinology (2010) 206, 249-259

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-259
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Endocrinology
Volume206
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

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