Aliases for INSL6 Gene
External Ids for INSL6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for INSL6 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene contains a classical signature of the insulin superfamily and is significantly similar to relaxin and relaxin-like factor. This gene is preferentially expressed in testis. Its expression in testis is restricted to interstitial cells surrounding seminiferous tubules, which suggests a role in sperm development and fertilization. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for INSL6 Gene
INSL6 (Insulin Like 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with INSL6 include Thrombocythemia 3 and Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute, With Lymphomatous Features. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include hormone activity. An important paralog of this gene is RLN1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for INSL6 Gene
May have a role in sperm development and fertilization.