description
Peptide hormones are peptides that are secreted directly into the blood stream (endocrine hormones). They are synthesized as precursors that require proteolytic processing (not discussed here) to generate the biologically active peptides that mediate neurotransmission and hormonal action. Glycoprotein hormones (those which include carbohydrate side-chains) and the processing of corticotropin are annotated here

external resources
NCBI:1268753
REACTOME:R-HSA-209952
PUBMED:4368999

genes
CGA , CGB3 , FSHB , INHA , INHBA , INHBB , INHBC , LHB , PCSK1 , POMC , TSHB , INHBE , CGB5 , CGB8 ,