Biological role and clinical significance of insulin-like peptide 3.

  title={Biological role and clinical significance of insulin-like peptide 3.},
  author={Richard Ivell and Ravinder J K Anand-Ivell},
  journal={Current opinion in endocrinology, diabetes, and obesity},
  volume={18 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Insulin-like peptide 3 (INSL3) is the subject of a fast expanding literature reflecting increasing clinical application, particularly as a diagnostic parameter. This review summarizes the recent INSL3 literature published within the last 12-18 months. RECENT FINDINGS Significant inroads have been made to understand how INSL3 is working in testicular descent. It also has other functions in the adult, for example in bone metabolism, extending its role as a largely gender… CONTINUE READING
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