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|Title:||Treatment of partial growth hormone insensitivity syndrome|
|Abstract:||Methods for increasing the growth rate of a human patient having partial growth hormone insensitivity syndrome, but not Laron syndrome, are described. One such method comprises administering an effective dose of growth hormone, preferably growth hormone with a native human sequence, with or without an N-terminal methionine, to the patient. The patient is characterized as having a height of less than about -2 standard deviations below normal for age and sex, a serum level of high-affinity growth hormone binding protein that is at least 2 standard deviations below normal levels, a serum level of IGF-I that is below normal mean levels, and a serum level of growth hormone that is at least normal. In another such method, the same patient population is treated with an effective amount of IGF-I, given alone or in combination with an amount of growth hormone that is effective in combination with the IGF-I.|
|Inventor(s):||Attie; Kenneth (San Francisco, CA), Carlsson; Lena M. S. (Goteborg, SE), Gesundheit; Neil (Los Altos, CA), Goddard; Audrey (San Francisco, CA)|
|Assignee:||Genentech, Inc. (South San Francisco, CA)|
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