Insulin-like peptide 5 (INSL5)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationxPharm
Subtitle of host publicationThe Comprehensive Pharmacology Reference
EditorsS J Enna, David B Bylund
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780080552323
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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