The upcoming discussion will update you about the differences between Hormones and Enzymes of Humans.
Difference # Hormones:
1. They are produced at one site and are passed by blood to another site for action.
2. They have low molecular weight.
3. Hormones may be steroids, proteins, peptides or amino acid derivatives.
4. They are used up in their action.
5. They are effective in low concentration. Their excess or deficiency may cause disorders.
6. They may act slowly or quickly.
7. They may accelerate or retard the specific reactions.
8. Hormone controlled reactions are not reversible.
Difference # Enzymes:
1. They may act at site where they are produced or carried to another site for action.
2. They have very high molecular weight.
3. Enzymes are simple proteins.
4. They are not used up in their action.
5. They also act in low concentration. However, the rate of enzyme catalysed reactions steadily increase with an increase in their concentration.
6. They act slowly.
7. They speed up the reactions.
8. Enzyme controlled reactions are reversible.