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Steroid hormones are made from cholesterol. Some examples include: cortisol, steroid sex hormones, vitamin D, progesterone, and the molting hormone ecdysone (in insects).
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.
- ↑ Alberts, Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts and Walter. (2008) 'Molecular Biology of the Cell' 5th Edition. New York: Garlands Science
- ↑ Hardin, Bertoni, Kleinsmith. (2012). 'Becker's World of the Cell'. 8th Edition. San Francisco: Pearson Education