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|Synonyms||IGF | IGF-I | IGFI | MGF|
|Gene Description||IGF1, insulin like growth factor 1, encodes for a growth factor protein involved in mediating growth regulatory processes that occur during embryonic development and adult life typically via the IGF-1 receptor (PMID: 9032050). Expression of IGF1 has been evaluated in several types of cancer including colorectal, breast, prostate, and lung, but its role remains unclear (PMID: 15229476).|