OBJECTIVE- IGF-binding protein (IGFBP)-1 is negatively regulated by insulin. We determined whether the measurement of IGFBP-1 in serum is a useful marker of insulin resistance. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - Twenty-three subjects underwent a euglycemic insulin clamp. Glucose disposal rates (M) were then correlated with measurements of IGFBP-1, fasting insulin levels, homeostasis model assessment (HOMA), and BMI. RESULTS - IGFBP-1 levels more strongly correlated with M (R = 0.73) than the other parameters such as BMI or HOMA. The level of this protein decreased in individuals who became more insulin sensitive by exercise training. CONCLUSIONS - These studies show a strong correlation between insulin sensitivity and the serum levels of IGFBP-1. These studies suggest, therefore, that measurement of this protein may be valuable in identifying those individuals with insulin resistance and those individuals who respond to interventional strategies.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing