Peptide hormone

hormone that is also a peptide

Peptide hormones are hormones whose molecules are peptide. Peptide hormones have shorter amino acid chain lengths than protein hormones. These hormones have an effect on the endocrine system of animals, including humans.[1]

"The word peptide refers to peptide bonds between amino acids", according to media.[2]

List of peptide hormones in humans



  1. K. Siddle, J. C. Hutton, Peptide Hormone Secretion/Peptide Hormone Action: A Practical Approach, Oxford University Press, 1991, ISBN 0-19-963073-9.
  2. Retrieved 2023-02-26