Formula: C319H501N91O96S7
Molecular weight: 7371.4
Chain: Thr-Leu-Cys-Gly-Ala

Insulin Growth Factor 1 DES is a variant of somatomedin C with molecular mass of 7371.4 and shares similar properties with original hormone insulin. Somatomedins (IGFs) are a group of peptides that play a very important role in mammalian growth and development.
IGF1-DES is a human recombinant containing 67 amino acids and mediates many of the growth-promoting effects of growth hormone. Its amino acids act very similar to the insulin peptide hormone family and structure similar to original insulin. It is being hypothesized that this compound can promote neural growth and preserve function. Among the effects of IGF are increased protein synthesis, increase glucose transport, increase amino acid transport to cells, decrease protein degradation, and more RNA synthesis.