Gene Symbol: RLN1
Description: relaxin 1
Alias: PLGRKT, RLX1, RNL1, prorelaxin H1
Species: chimpanzee

Top Publications

  1. Evans B, Fu P, Tregear G. Characterization of two relaxin genes in the chimpanzee. J Endocrinol. 1994;140:385-92 pubmed
    ..The authentic chimpanzee gene 2 (Ch2) is expressed in the corpus luteum of pregnancy and in the placenta. Ch1 is not expressed in the placenta, but the mRNA can be detected by polymerase chain reaction in the corpus luteum...
  2. Gunnersen J, Fu P, Roche P, Tregear G. Expression of human relaxin genes: characterization of a novel alternatively-spliced human relaxin mRNA species. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 1996;118:85-94 pubmed
    ..Observation of a similar mRNA species in the chimpanzee suggests that this conserved relaxin-like peptide may have a significant biological role...
  3. Park J, Semyonov J, Chang C, Yi W, Warren W, Hsu S. Origin of INSL3-mediated testicular descent in therian mammals. Genome Res. 2008;18:974-85 pubmed publisher