Prostatic Fluid Free Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 in Relation to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Controlled Study

Ceylan C., Serel A., Doluoglu O. G. , Armagan A., Yuksel S.

UROLOGY JOURNAL, vol.10, no.4, pp.1067-1071, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : UROLOGY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1067-1071


Purpose: Insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) have potent mitogenic and antiapoptotic effects on prostate tissue, whereas free IGF-1 is responsible for its metabolic effects but its role in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is unclear.