proteohormone

pro·te·o·hor·mone

(prō'tē-ō-hōr'mōn),
Obsolete term for a hormone possessing a protein structure.

proteohormone

An obsolete term for a hormone with a protein structure; e.g., peptide hormone.
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Leptin, the product of the ob gene, is a recently discovered single-chain proteohormone with a molecular mass of 16 kDa that is thought to play a key role in the regulation of body weight (1).
High serum concentrations of procalcitonin, a stable 116amino acid precursor molecule to the proteohormone calcitonin, have been reported in patients with severe systemic bacterial or fungal, but not viral, infections (1, 2).