Steroid hormone

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Steroid hormones are made from [[Cholesterol|cholesterol]]. Some examples include:&nbsp;[[Cortisol|cortisol]], [[Steroids|steroid]] [[Sex hormones|sex hormones]], [[Vitamin D|vitamin D]], [[Progesterone|progesterone]], and the molting hormone [[Ecdysone|ecdysone]]&nbsp;(in insects)&nbsp;<ref>Alberts, Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts and Walter. (2008) 'Molecular Biology of the Cell' 5th Edition. New York: Garlands Science</ref>.  
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Steroid hormones are made from [[Cholesterol|cholesterol]]. Some examples include:&nbsp;[[Cortisol|cortisol]], [[Steroids|steroid]] [[Sex hormones|sex hormones]], [[Vitamin D|vitamin D]], [[Progesterone|progesterone]], and the molting hormone [[Ecdysone|ecdysone]]&nbsp;(in insects)<ref>Alberts, Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts and Walter. (2008) 'Molecular Biology of the Cell' 5th Edition. New York: Garlands Science</ref>.  
  
Steroid hormones bind to cytosolic receptors that act in the nucleus as opposed to the cell surface.The steroid hormone enters the target cell, binds to a specific receptor protein, and thereby regulates gene expression.&nbsp;<ref>2</ref>
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Steroid hormones bind to cytosolic receptors that act in the nucleus as opposed to the cell surface. The steroid hormone enters the target cell, binds to a specific receptor protein, and thereby regulates gene expression.
  
 
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Revision as of 09:56, 10 December 2018

Steroid hormones are made from cholesterol. Some examples include: cortisol, steroid sex hormones, vitamin D, progesterone, and the molting hormone ecdysone (in insects)[1].

Steroid hormones bind to cytosolic receptors that act in the nucleus as opposed to the cell surface. The steroid hormone enters the target cell, binds to a specific receptor protein, and thereby regulates gene expression.

References

  1. Alberts, Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts and Walter. (2008) 'Molecular Biology of the Cell' 5th Edition. New York: Garlands Science
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