ⓘ INSL4

                                     

ⓘ INSL4

Early placenta insulin-like peptide is a protein that in humans is encoded by the INSL4 gene.

INSL4 encodes the insulin-like 4 protein, a member of the insulin superfamily. INSL4 encodes a precursor, which is post-translational cleavage for the production of 3 polypeptide chains, A-C, that form tertiary structures composed of three chains, or just the A and B chains. Expression of INSL4 products occurs at the beginning of the placental cytotrophoblast and syncytiotrophoblast.