Signal Molecules- hormones

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  1. Adrenaline (epinephrine)
    • Adrenal gland
    • derivative of the amino acid tyrosine
    • Increases blood pressure, heart rate, and metabolism
  2. Estradiol
    • Ovary
    • Steroid (derivative of cholesterol)
    • Induces and maintains secondary female sexual characteristics
  3. Insulin
    • Beta cells of pancreas
    • ProteinĀ 
    • Stimulates glucose uptake, protein synthesis, and lipid synthesis in various cell types
  4. Thyroid hormone (thyroxin)
    • Thyroid gland
    • Derivative of the amino acid tyrosine
    • Stimulates metabolism in many cell types
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Signal Molecules- hormones
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