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Aliases for RLN3 Gene

Aliases for RLN3 Gene

  • Relaxin 3 2 3 5
  • Prorelaxin H3 2 3 4
  • Insulin-Like Peptide INSL7 3 4
  • Insulin-Like Peptide 7 3 4
  • Insl7 3 4
  • ZINS4 3 4
  • RXN3 3 4
  • Relaxin 3 (H3) 2
  • Relaxin-3 3
  • H3 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RLN3 Gene

  • GC19P014494
  • GC19P013984
  • GC19P014000
  • GC19P014137
  • GC19P013711

Summaries for RLN3 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for RLN3 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the relaxin family of insulin-like hormones that is expressed predominantly in the brain and plays a role in physiological processes such as stress, memory and appetite regulation. The encoded protein is a precursor that is proteolytically processed to generate a heterodimeric mature form consisting A and B chains interlinked by disulfide bonds. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2015]

GeneCards Summary for RLN3 Gene

RLN3 (Relaxin 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Peptide ligand-binding receptors. GO annotations related to this gene include hormone activity and G-protein coupled receptor binding.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RLN3 Gene

  • May play a role in neuropeptide signaling processes. Ligand for LGR7, relaxin-3 receptor-1 (GPCR135) and relaxin-3 receptor-2 (GPCR142).

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for RLN3 Gene

Genomics for RLN3 Gene

Regulatory Elements for RLN3 Gene

Enhancers for RLN3 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Enhancer Score Enhancer Sources Gene-Enhancer Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Gene Targets for Enhancer
GH19F014023 1.4 Ensembl ENCODE 0.8 -3.1 -3104 3.9 HDGF PKNOX1 MLX ARNT CREB3L1 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 IL27RA SNRPGP15 MRI1 RLN3 RFX1
GH19F014015 1.3 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 0.4 -12.6 -12562 1.2 TBP MXI1 CEBPG EBF1 ZNF664 POLR2A NFE2 NFIA MTA2 L3MBTL2 PKN1 NANOS3 IL27RA RFX1 RLN3
GH19F014017 0.9 Ensembl ENCODE 0.4 -9.5 -9485 1.9 CEBPB SCRT2 CEBPA IKZF1 EED MLLT1 ZBTB33 SPI1 IL27RA RLN3 RFX1
GH19F014008 0.8 ENCODE 0.3 -20.0 -19985 0.2 HDGF SAP130 ARID4B DMAP1 CEBPG ZNF2 ZIC2 YY1 ZNF366 PATZ1 RFX1 RLN3
GH19F014021 0.4 Ensembl 0.4 -6.4 -6448 0.2 IKZF1 ZBTB7A RLN3 RFX1
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around RLN3 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for RLN3 Gene

14,028,148 bp from pter
14,031,042 bp from pter
2,895 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for RLN3 Gene

Genes around RLN3 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
RLN3 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for RLN3 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for RLN3 Gene

Proteins for RLN3 Gene

  • Protein details for RLN3 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q6UXW5

    Protein attributes for RLN3 Gene

    142 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    15451 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Heterodimer of a B chain and an A chain linked by two disulfide bonds.
    • Sequence=AAQ88548.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for RLN3 Gene

neXtProt entry for RLN3 Gene

Post-translational modifications for RLN3 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for RLN3 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for RLN3 Gene

Domains & Families for RLN3 Gene

Gene Families for RLN3 Gene

Protein Domains for RLN3 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for RLN3 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the insulin family.
  • Belongs to the insulin family.
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Function for RLN3 Gene

Molecular function for RLN3 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May play a role in neuropeptide signaling processes. Ligand for LGR7, relaxin-3 receptor-1 (GPCR135) and relaxin-3 receptor-2 (GPCR142).

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for RLN3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001664 G-protein coupled receptor binding IBA --
GO:0005179 hormone activity IEA,IBA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 24802387
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Animal Models for RLN3 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for RLN3:

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for RLN3

Inhibitory RNA Products

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for RLN3 Gene

Localization for RLN3 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RLN3 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for RLN3 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
nucleus 2

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for RLN3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA,TAS --
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Pathways & Interactions for RLN3 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for RLN3 Gene


No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for RLN3 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for RLN3 Gene

(1) Additional Compounds for RLN3 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
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Transcripts for RLN3 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for RLN3 Gene

Unigene Clusters for RLN3 Gene

Relaxin 3:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for RLN3 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for RLN3 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for RLN3 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for RLN3 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for RLN3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (x18.5) and Testis (x9.0).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for RLN3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Platelet (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for RLN3 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for RLN3 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of RLN3 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for RLN3 Gene:

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for RLN3 Gene

Orthologs for RLN3 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for RLN3 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia RLN3 34 35
  • 98.59 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia RLN3 34
  • 81.03 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia RLN3 34 35
  • 79.75 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Rln3 34 16 35
  • 76.77 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Rln3 34
  • 76.26 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia RLN3 35
  • 54 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii rln3a 35
  • 36 (a)
rln1 35
  • 32 (a)
Species where no ortholog for RLN3 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for RLN3 Gene

Gene Tree for RLN3 (if available)
Gene Tree for RLN3 (if available)

Paralogs for RLN3 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for RLN3 Gene

Variants for RLN3 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for RLN3 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs10425790 -- 14,029,850(+) tgaga(C/T)agggt intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB
rs111429232 -- 14,026,348(+) AAAAA(G/T)AAAGA upstream-variant-2KB
rs111514943 -- 14,029,101(+) CTGAA(C/T)CTTGC intron-variant
rs111732888 -- 14,031,191(+) GGGGA(-/C)CCCCC upstream-variant-2KB, utr-variant-3-prime
rs112614875 -- 14,026,158(+) ACCCC(A/G)TCTCT upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for RLN3 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv578640 CNV gain 21841781
nsv578641 CNV gain 21841781
nsv578642 CNV gain 21841781
nsv833761 CNV loss 17160897

Variation tolerance for RLN3 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 76.8% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 2.53; 44.14% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for RLN3 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RLN3 Gene

Disorders for RLN3 Gene

Relevant External Links for RLN3

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for RLN3 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for RLN3 Gene

Publications for RLN3 Gene

  1. Polymorphisms in the promoter region of relaxin-2 and preterm birth: involvement of relaxin in the etiology of preterm birth. (PMID: 20023247) Vogel I. … Grove J. (In Vivo 2009) 3 22 46 64
  2. Solution structure and novel insights into the determinants of the receptor specificity of human relaxin-3. (PMID: 16365033) Rosengren K.J. … Craik D.J. (J. Biol. Chem. 2006) 3 4 22 64
  3. H3 relaxin is a specific ligand for LGR7 and activates the receptor by interacting with both the ectodomain and the exoloop 2. (PMID: 12506116) Sudo S. … Hsueh A.J.W. (J. Biol. Chem. 2003) 3 4 22 64
  4. Production of recombinant human relaxin 3 in AtT20 cells. (PMID: 12686464) Kizawa H. … Fujino M. (Regul. Pept. 2003) 3 4 22 64
  5. Identification of relaxin-3/INSL7 as a ligand for GPCR142. (PMID: 14522967) Liu C. … Lovenberg T.W. (J. Biol. Chem. 2003) 3 4 22 64

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