Most commonly, hormones are categorized into four structural groups, with members of each group having many properties in common: Peptides and Proteins Peptide and protein hormones are, of course, products of translation.
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Nature uses a diverse spectrum of molecules as hormones, and knowing the basic structure of a hormone imparts considerable knowledge about its receptor and mechanism of action. Additionally, the simpler structures can often be exploited to generate similar molecules - agonists and antagonists - that are therapeutically valuable.
Amino Acid Derivatives There are two groups of hormones derived from the amino acid tyrosine: Thyroid hormones are basically a "double" tyrosine with the critical incorporation of 3 or 4 iodine atoms.
Thyroid hormones are poorly soluble in water, and more than 99 of the T3 and T4 circulating in blood is bound to carrier proteins. The principle carrier of thyroid hormones is thyroxine-binding globulin, a glycoprotein synthesized in the liver.
They vary considerably in size and post-translational modifications, ranging from peptides as short as three amino acids to large, multisubunit glycoproteins. Many protein hormones are synthesized as prohormones, then proteolytically clipped to generate their mature form.
The circulating halflife of thyroid hormones is on the order of a few days. They are inactivated primarily by intracellular deiodinases. Catecholamines, on the other hand, are rapidly degraded, with circulating halflives of only a few minutes.
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Constitutive secretion: The cell does not store hormone, but secretes it from secretory vesicles as it is synthesized. Most peptide hormones circulate unbound to other proteins, but exceptions exist; for example, insulin-like growth factor-1 binds to one of several binding proteins.
The specific eicosanoids synthesized by a cell are dictated by the battery of processing enzymes expressed in that cell. These hormones are rapidly inactivated by being metabolized, and are typically active for only a few seconds).
Thyroid hormones are derivatives of the the amino acid tyrosine bound covalently to iodine. The two principal thyroid hormones are: thyroxine (also known as T4 or L-3,5,3 5'-tetraiodothyronine) triiodothyronine (T3 or L-3,5,3'-triiodothyronine) As shown in the following diagram, the thyroid hormones are basically two tyrosines linked together with the critical addition of iodine at three.