Illustrate the differences between the mechanism of action of a protein and a steroid hormone.

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Protein hormones

Steroid hormones

They correspond with the membrane-bound receptors.

They correspond with the intracellular receptors.

They give rise to a second messenger for further action.

They do not give rise to second messengers.

Effect of these hormones changes cellular metabolism.

Effect of these hormones changes gene expression or chromosome function.

Examples: insulin, glucagon, etc

Examples: cortisol, testosterone etc.

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