Vanders Human Physiology Study Set 2
Quiz 11: The Endocrine System
Most Amine and Peptide Hormones Circulate in the Plasma as Free
Most amine and peptide hormones circulate in the plasma as free hormones, whereas steroid hormones are mostly bound to circulating binding proteins.
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In general, steroid hormones bind to receptors on cell membranes, whereas peptide hormones bind to receptors inside of cells.
In general, the metabolism and excretion rates of steroid hormones are higher than those of peptide hormones.
The concentration of a hormone in the blood can affect the number of receptors for that hormone on or in a target cell.
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