|Bryant-Greenwood, Gillian D. / Bagnell, Carol A. / Bathgate, Ross / Sherwood, O. David|
Relaxin and Related Peptides
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
1. Edition June 2009
2009. 352 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-57331-721-4 - John Wiley & Sons
Relaxin is a protein hormone, produced and secreted during pregnancy in mammalian species, having superficial structural features resembling those of insulin. Since its initial isolation from the ovaries of pregnant pigs in 1976, increasing interest in relaxin has led to increased understanding of the chemistry, synthesis, secretion, biological roles, mechanisms of action, and potential clinical applications of relaxin in humans and domestic animals.
This volume contains a description of recent advances and future research and clinical possibilities in the field of relaxin and related peptides.
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From the contents
Tribute. Bernard G. Steinetz, Jr.: A Most Tenacious Relaxinologist .
Part I: Relaxin and Related Peptides: Structure and Function.
Part II: Relaxin Family Receptors.
Part III: Relaxin and Related Peptides (Receptor Signaling).
Part IV: Reproductive Functions of Relaxin and Related Peptides.
Part V: Physiology of Insulin-Like Peptide 3.
Part VI: Neurobiology of Relaxin and Relaxin-Related Peptides.
Part VII: Cardiac Actions of Relaxin.
Part VIII: Renal and Vascular Actions of Relaxin.
Part IX: Actions of Relaxin on the Extracellular Matrix.
Part X: Relaxin and Cancer.
Part XI: Relaxin Clinical Trials.