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Data from in vitro studies and animal models suggest that increased levels of inflammatory cytokines can induce cachexia and might inhibit the effects of GH on target tissues.
The molecular mechanisms involved are unclear, although an effect of cytokines on GH receptor signalling has been suggested. The GH-activated pathways that mediate the increase in IGF-I levels are not well understood, thereby impeding the elucidation of the effect of inflammatory cytokines.
This is initially due to a transient GH resistance, but in the longer term, the less pulsatile pattern of GH secretion may be a major factor since only pulsatile growth hormone increases the levels of IGF-I and the acid-labile subunit.
Other factors contributing to a low IGF level are nutritional deficiency and the direct effects of inflammatory cytokines. IGFBP-1, which is acutely regulated by metabolic status, is elevated on admission to intensive care but may fall in response to nutritional support.
Initial evidence suggests that the level of IGFBP-1 may be predictive of outcome in critically ill patients, suggesting a possible prognostic role for this protein ref. These physiological changes may be adaptive when a sick patient is fasting; however, the availability of modern intensive care means that these changes are no longer an advantage.
GH and IGF-I, in pharmacological doses, promote positive nitrogen balance, in both animal models and man. Preliminary studies with IGF-I in postsurgical patients suggest that it may provide a practical therapy ref.
This somatomedin axis is markedly deranged in various catabolic conditions in which circulating and tissue levels of inflammatory cytokines are elevated.
The plasma concentration of IGF-I, which is primarily determined by hepatic synthesis and secretion of the peptide hormone, is dramatically decreased during catabolic and inflammatory conditions.
Numerous lines of evidence support the role of TNF-a ref as a prominent but probably not the sole mediator of the sepsis-induced impairment in basal and GH-stimulated IGF-I synthesis in liver.
Additionally, catabolic conditions produce comparable alterations in skeletal muscle. Muscle is now recognized to respond to infectious stimuli with the production of numerous inflammatory cytokines, including TNF-a. Collectively, these changes act to limit IGF-I availability in muscle, which disturbs protein balance and results in the loss of protein stores in catabolic and inflammatory conditions ref.Report to the President by the Commission on CIA Activities within the United States [Vice President Nelson A.
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