Hormones

Thomas R. Anderson babco at ix.netcom.com
Wed Jan 22 01:18:30 EST 1997


In <5c291l$571 at infoserv.rug.ac.be> rvdurme at eduserv1.rug.ac.be (Ruben
Van Durme) writes: 
>
>How do hormones, that bind to an intracellular receptor,
>know which cells they have to enter ?
>
>Ruben

Ruben--Hormones don't know which cells they have to enter.  They
diffuse into and out of all cells they have access to--the target cells
and the "wrong" cells too.  But they are only retained in and have
actions in the cells with the intracellular receptors.

Tom Anderson





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