Differences Between Hormones and Enzymes

Differences Between Hormones and Enzymes

1. Nature. Hormones are chemical messengers.

2. Diffusion. They diffuse into cells

3. Size. Hormones are small sized molecules.

4. Action. They function as effectors, either inducing, activating of repressing an activity.

5. Chemical Nature. Hormones are of diverse nature.

6. Consumption. Hormones are consumed during activity.

7. Glands, Hormones are secreted by endocrine glands.

1. Enzymes are biological catalysts.

2. Enzymes do not diffuse into cells.

3. Enzymes are large sized or macro


4. Enzymes catalyze reactions. They have no role in initiation or stoppage of an activity.

5. Enzymes are generally proteinaceous in nature.

6. Enzymes remain unaffected at the end of reaction.

7. Enzymes are secreted by exocrine glands.