what's the difference between a protein and a hormone?

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  1. KingGargantuan

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    there isn't necessarily one. You can have peptide hormones, like insulin, which means it's a protein, or you can have hormones that are small molecules, like catecholamines, such as epinephrine. Typically, hormones bind to a receptor on a cell, triggering a signal cascade resulting in the desired outcome. Other hormones, like steroid hormones (androgens, estrogens) can pass right through the cell membrane.

    But non-hormone proteins can be virtually anything. Every enzyme I can think of has at least some protein in it, connective tissue like collagen is a protein, etc.
     
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    protiens dont moan.
     
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    that's not the joke.

    It's:

    Q: How do you make a hormone?
    A: Don't pay her. :embd:
     
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    that's a different joke
     
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    but it's almost the same :hs:
     
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