DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Literature associating IGF2 and alcohol-related birth defect

IGF2 [ENSP00000391826]

Insulin-like growth factor 2 (somatomedin A); The insulin-like growth factors possess growth-promoting activity. Major fetal growth hormone in mammals. Plays a key role in regulating fetoplacental development. IGF-II is influenced by placental lactogen. Also involved in tissue differentiation. Positively regulates myogenic transcription factor MYOD1 function by facilitating the recruitment of transcriptional coactivators, thereby controlling muscle terminal differentiation (By similarity). In adults, involved in glucose metabolism in adipose tissue, skeletal muscle and liver (Probable).

Synonyms:  IGF2,  IGF2p,  hIGF2,  E3UN46,  P01344 ...

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