Term Information [More information on hormone activity]

Accession
GO:0005179
Name
hormone activity
Ontology
molecular_function
Synonyms
cAMP generating peptide activity, glycopeptide hormone, lipopeptide hormone, peptide hormone
Definition
The action characteristic of a hormone, any substance formed in very small amounts in one specialized organ or group of cells and carried (sometimes in the bloodstream) to another organ or group of cells in the same organism, upon which it has a specific regulatory action. The term was originally applied to agents with a stimulatory physiological action in vertebrate animals (as opposed to a chalone, which has a depressant action). Usage is now extended to regulatory compounds in lower animals and plants, and to synthetic substances having comparable effects; all bind receptors and trigger some biological process. Source: GOC:dph, GOC:mah, ISBN:0198506732
Comment
None
History
See term history for GO:0005179 at QuickGO
Subset
goslim_chembl
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Ancestors of hormone activity (GO:0005179)
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hormone activity [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) molecular_function (GO:0003674)
hormone activity [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) binding (GO:0005488)
hormone activity [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) protein binding (GO:0005515)
hormone activity [is_a relation] is_a  receptor binding (GO:0005102)
Children of hormone activity (GO:0005179)
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corticotropin-releasing hormone activity (GO:0017045) [is_a relation] is_a  hormone activity
digestive hormone activity (GO:0046659) [is_a relation] is_a  hormone activity
diuretic hormone activity (GO:0008613) [is_a relation] is_a  hormone activity
follicle-stimulating hormone activity (GO:0016913) [is_a relation] is_a  hormone activity
gonadotropin hormone-releasing hormone activity (GO:0005183) [is_a relation] is_a  hormone activity
growth hormone activity (GO:0070186) [is_a relation] is_a  hormone activity
growth hormone-releasing hormone activity (GO:0016608) [is_a relation] is_a  hormone activity
melanin-concentrating hormone activity (GO:0030354) [is_a relation] is_a  hormone activity
melanocyte-stimulating hormone activity (GO:0017044) [is_a relation] is_a  hormone activity
myoinhibitory hormone activity (GO:0016085) [is_a relation] is_a  hormone activity
myostimulatory hormone activity (GO:0016084) [is_a relation] is_a  hormone activity
neuropeptide hormone activity (GO:0005184) [is_a relation] is_a  hormone activity
pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide activity (GO:0016521) [is_a relation] is_a  hormone activity
pituitary gonadotropin complex (GO:0061696) [capable_of relation] capable_of  hormone activity
thyrotropin-releasing hormone activity (GO:0008437) [is_a relation] is_a  hormone activity
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