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Table 3 Hormonal profile after mild energy and Zn restriction in rhGH treated rats

From: Exogenous recombinant human growth hormone effects during suboptimal energy and zinc intake

Energy/zinc (%) 100/100 70/100 100/70 70/70
  rhGH1 NSS2 rhGH NSS rhGH NSS rhGH NSS
IGF-1 (ng/ml) 1012.5 ± 82.7 784.8 ± 231.3 568.4 ± 90.2* 420.3 ± 84.5 1089.5 ± 133.9 1074.1 ± 220.1 657.0 ± 114.1* 423.0 ± 139.9
IGFBP-3 (ng/ml) 214.5 ± 23.3* 184.7 ± 17.2 107.9 ± 35.5 96.9 ± 9.3 231.0 ± 36.0 201.0 ± 21.3 322.0 ± 28.4* 93.4 ± 28.0
Insulin (mIU/ml) 21.3 ± 7.6 52.7 ± 28.6 22.2 ± 12.6 39.5 ± 20.8 50.9 ± 14.4 71.4 ± 17.3 26.3 ± 6.6 17.1 ± 6.5
  1. * = P < 0.05 between treatment groups
  2. 1 = Recombinant human growth hormone
  3. 2 = Normal saline solution