relaxin


relaxin
Polypeptide hormone produced by corpus luteum and found in the blood of pregnant animals. Acts, as its name suggests, to cause muscle relaxation during parturition. Human relaxin has an A chain of 24 amino acids and a B chain of 29. Has structural similarity to insulin.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • relaxin — relaxin. См. релаксин. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Relaxin — Relaxin, gegen Ende der Schwangerschaft von Uterus und Placenta gebildetes ⇒ Sexualhormon, das vor der Geburt die Symphyse des mütterlichen Beckens erweitert …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • relaxin — ☆ relaxin [ri lak′sin ] n. [ RELAX + IN1] a polypeptide hormone associated with pregnancy, used experimentally to relax the pelvic ligaments, as in childbirth …   English World dictionary

  • Relaxin — For the Miles Davis album, see Relaxin with the Miles Davis Quintet . protein Name = Relaxin 1 caption = width = HGNCid = 10026 Symbol = RLN1 AltSymbols = EntrezGene = 6013 OMIM = 179730 RefSeq = UniProt = PDB = ECnumber = Chromosome = 9 Arm = q… …   Wikipedia

  • Relaxin — Relaxine sind Peptidhormone in Wirbeltieren, die erstmals 1926 von Frederick Lee Hisaw beschrieben wurden. Im Menschen sind drei Relaxine bekannt, ebenso wie vier Relaxin Rezeptoren, wobei sowohl Relaxin 1 und 2 an die Relaxin Rezeptoren 1 und 2… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Relaxin — A hormone produced during pregnancy that facilitates the birth process by causing a softening and lengthening of the cervix and the pubic symphysis (the place where the pubic bones come together). Relaxin also inhibits contractions of the uterus… …   Medical dictionary

  • Relaxin — Re|la|xin [lat. relaxare = erweitern, lockern, nachlassen, erholen; ↑ in (3)], das; s, e; Abk.: RLX: den weiblichen Sexualhormonen zugerechnetes, aus zwei Peptidketten mit 24 bzw. 32 Aminosäureresten bestehendes Peptid Hormon (MG 6333), das für… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • relaxin — noun Date: 1930 a sex hormone of the corpus luteum that facilitates birth by causing relaxation of the pelvic ligaments …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • relaxin — /ri lak sin/, n. Biochem., Pharm. a polypeptide hormone produced by the corpus luteum during pregnancy that causes the pelvic ligaments and cervix to relax during pregnancy and delivery. [1925 30; RELAX + IN2] * * * ▪ hormone       a hormone… …   Universalium

  • relaxin — noun A peptide hormone of the insulin superfamily …   Wiktionary


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