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Keyword - Hormone (KW-0372)

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Definition

Protein which functions as a hormone, a biochemical substance secreted by specialized cells that affects the metabolism or behavior of other cells which possess functional receptors for the hormone. Hormones may be hydrophilic, like insulin, in which case the receptors are on the cell surface, or lipophilic, like the steroids, where the receptor can be intracellular.

Category

Molecular function

GOi

hormone activity [ GO:0005179 ]

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HormoneMolecular function