hormone activity

id: GO:0005179
name: hormone activity
namespace: molecular_function
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: 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.

Child Functions

GO:0005183gonadotropin hormone-releasing hormone activity
GO:0005184neuropeptide hormone activity
GO:0008437thyrotropin-releasing hormone activity
GO:0008613diuretic hormone activity
GO:0016084myostimulatory hormone activity
GO:0016085myoinhibitory hormone activity
GO:0016521pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide activity
GO:0016608growth hormone-releasing hormone activity
GO:0016913follicle-stimulating hormone activity
GO:0017044melanocyte-stimulating hormone activity
GO:0017045corticotropin-releasing hormone activity
GO:0030354melanin-concentrating hormone activity
GO:0046659digestive hormone activity
GO:0070186growth hormone activity

Parent Functions

GO:0005102receptor binding