Psychology Wiki

Lipid soluble hormones

34,200pages on
this wiki

Assessment | Biopsychology | Comparative | Cognitive | Developmental | Language | Individual differences | Personality | Philosophy | Social |
Methods | Statistics | Clinical | Educational | Industrial | Professional items | World psychology |

Biological: Behavioural genetics · Evolutionary psychology · Neuroanatomy · Neurochemistry · Neuroendocrinology · Neuroscience · Psychoneuroimmunology · Physiological Psychology · Psychopharmacology (Index, Outline)

Lipid soluble hormones are able to pass through the membrane of target cell’s . They bind to receptors inside the cell and this activates the hormone, which then binds to a portion of DNA inside the cell’s nucleus. Binding to the DNA causes genes to turn enzyme activity on or off, which alters the activity of the target cell.

Steroid hormones are lipid soluble.

Lipid-soluble hormone receptorsEdit

Steroid hormone receptors and related receptors are generally soluble proteins that function through gene activation. Their response elements are DNA sequences (promoters) that are bound by the complex of the steroid bound to its receptor. The receptors themselves are zinc-finger proteins.[1] These receptors include those for glucocorticoids, estrogens, androgens, thyroid hormone (T3), calcitriol (the active form of vitamin D), and the retinoids (vitamin A).

See alsoEdit


  1. Steroid Hormone Receptors and their Response Elements

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki