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Relaxin family peptide receptors (version 2019.4) in the IUPHAR/BPS Guide to Pharmacology Database

Ross Bathgate, Thomas Dschietzig, Andrew L Gundlach, Michelle Halls, Roger Summers

IUPHAR/BPS Guide to Pharmacology CITE | Edinburgh University Library


Relaxin family peptide receptors (RXFP, nomenclature as agreed by the NC-IUPHAR Subcommittee on Relaxin family peptide receptors [18, 75]) may be divided into two pairs, RXFP1/2 and RXFP3/4. Endogenous agonists at these receptors are heterodimeric peptide hormones structurally related to insulin: relaxin-1, relaxin, relaxin-3 (also known as INSL7), insulin-like peptide 3 (INSL3) and INSL5. Species homologues of relaxin have distinct pharmacology and relaxin interacts with RXFP1, RXFP2 and RXFP3, whereas mouse and rat relaxin selectively bind to and activate RXFP1 [172]. relaxin-3 is the ligand for RXFP3 but it also binds to RXFP1 and RXFP4 and has differential affinity for RXFP2 between spec..

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