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Endocrine System

Hormones

Where are hormone receptors located within a cell?

Hormone receptors are located either on the surface of the cell membrane or inside the cell. Water-soluble hormones are not able to diffuse through the plasma membrane easily. Therefore, the receptors for these hormones are located on the surface of the cell. In contrast, lipid-soluble hormones are able to easily penetrate the cell membrane. The receptors for the lipid-soluble hormones are often located inside the cell.



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