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Table 1 Serum Growth Hormone (GH), Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) and Somatostatin (SOM) levels in normal female subjects and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) patients

From: Age-related changes in Serum Growth Hormone, Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 and Somatostatin in System Lupus Erythematosus

Group Age (yrs)* GH ng/ml)* IGF-1 (nM/L)* SOM (pg/ml)* p-value
All Normals (35) 57.1 ± 13.1 1.17 ± 0.40 14.9 ± 3.6   
(77) <45    25.2 ± 11  
(17) 45–55    32.6 ± 12  
(18) >55    36.2 ± 10  
Age- Matched Normals (18) 30.8 ± 7.1** 1.58 ± 1.16** 25.0 ± 7.3   
SLE (17) 35.9 ± 8.6 1.45 ± 0.88 22.8 ± 7.1**   
(22) < 45    29.8 ± 12 P > 0.05
(12) 45–55    35.4 ± 14 P > 0.05
(21) >55    29.9 ± 9 P < 0.05
AMNv.SLE **P > 0.05 **P > 0.05 **P > 0.05   
ANv.SLE P < 0.001 P > 0.05 P < 0.001   
  1. • Mean ± SD
  2. • N: number of samples
  3. AMN: age-matched normal subjects
  4. AN: all normal subjects
  5. SLE: systemic lupus erythematosus patients