Insulin/IGF/Relaxin Family

The insulin/IGF/relaxin family is a group of evolutionary related proteins which possess a variety of hormonal activities. Family members in human include two subfamilies:

1) insulin and insulin-like growth factors

2) relaxin family peptides:

  • relaxin 1 and 2
  • relaxin 3
  • Leydig cell-specific insulin-like peptide (gene INSL3)
  • early placenta insulin-like peptide (ELIP) (gene INSL4)
  • insulin-like peptide 5 (gene INSL5)
  • insulin-like peptide 6

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