Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is a small peptide, produced mainly in the liver. It controls the growth and differentiation of many cell types through stimulation of the cell cycle (Rechler & Nissley, 1990). IGF-1 has been implicated as being involved in many biological processes and is thought to be related to milk production and reproductive potential of the dairy cow due to its association with the partitioning of nutrients among biological functions (Bauman & Currie, 1980) and its direct stimulatory affect on the ovaries (Spicer et al., 1993). ...Continued
Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 68, Brisbane, Australia, 98-99, 2008
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