Protein and Peptide Hormones

  • P. J. Thomas
Part of the Biological Methods book series (BM)


The cyclical control of protein and peptide hormone synthesis and release and the existence of prohormones has been considered in  Chapter 6, as has the existence of neuromodulators that sometimes are chemically identical to classical hormones, though subserving presumably different functions. These problems will not be dealt with in the present chapter, in which the old-fashioned definition of hormones (chemical messengers acting at a distance) will be accepted by default: It is true more often than not.


Partial Agonist Anterior Pituitary Thyrotrophin Release Hormone Corticotrophin Release Hormone Median Eminence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. J. Thomas
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  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology, Chelsea CollegeLondon

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