Drugs of the future: the hormone relaxin

  title={Drugs of the future: the hormone relaxin},
  author={Chrishan S. Samuel and Timothy D. Hewitson and Elaine N Unemori and M. L.-K. Tang},
  journal={Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences},
The peptide hormone relaxin is emerging as a multi-functional factor in a broad range of target tissues including several non-reproductive organs, in addition to its historical role as a hormone of pregnancy. This review discusses the evidence that collectively demonstrates the many diverse and vital roles of relaxin: the homeostatic role of endogenous relaxin in mammalian pregnancy and ageing; its gender-related effects; the therapeutic effects of relaxin in the treatment of fibrosis… CONTINUE READING


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