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Fiziologichnyi Zhurnal

is a scientific journal issued by the

Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Editor-in-chief: V.F. Sagach

The journal was founded in 1955 as
1955 – 1977 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0015 – 3311)
1978 – 1993 "Fiziologicheskii zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
1994 – 2016 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
2017 – "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 2522-9028)

Fiziol. Zh. 2016; 62(4): 95-102


O.Yu. Harmatina

    State Institution “Institute of Neurosurgery named after acad. A.P.Romodanov of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine”, Kyiv.


The system insulin-like growth factors (IGF) occupies an important place in the development and growth of the central nervous system (CNS). Gene expression of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and IGF-1 receptor are represented in all parts of the brain and are heavily concentrated in the cerebral vessels. IGF-1 is involved in neuro-, angiogenesis, in the stimulation of cell proliferation, and repair responses to damage for both the central and peripheral nervous system. IGF-1 exerts antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and protective effects on the CNS. The review discusses the importance and the role of IGF-1 in vascular diseases of the brain, in particular, aneurysms, the ischemic stroke, the aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, as well as neuroprotection.

Keywords: insulin-like growth factor 1; cerebral blood vessels; aneurysms, stroke; subarachnoid hemorrhage.


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