Regarding somatomedin, which is true?
A. Reduced glucose oxidation in fat
B. Increases chondrogenesis
C. Activity is increased in protein deficiency
D. Activity is increased by glucocorticoids
Correct answer : B. Increases chondrogenesis
- Somatomedin increases glucose oxidation in fat.
- Activity of somatomedin is reduced by protein deficiency and glucocorticoids.
- It has insulin like effect on tissues and causes lipolysis and increased glucose and amino acid transport by muscle.
Ref: Textbook of Physiology, A K Jain, 3rd edition, Volume 2, page 670.
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