Insulin-Like Peptide 5 (INSL5) belongs to the insulin/relaxin family of structurally related peptides. Human INSL5 has 71% identity to mouse INSL5 and 40% identity to human relaxin-2 throughout the A-chain and B-chain sequences. The 66 amino acid C-chain of INSL5 has no sequence similarity to the C-chain of other relaxin/insulin family members. A coding sequence for INSL5 is found in the dog and rat genome, however these sequences code for a non-functional pseudogene.
|Title of host publication||xPharm|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Comprehensive Pharmacology Reference|
|Editors||S J Enna, David B Bylund|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|