What makes a cell a target of a particular hormone

What determines whether or not a particular cell will respond to a particular hormone? a. The target cell must have a receptor that specifically binds to that hormone. b. The target cell must lack enzymes that can destroy the hormone. c. The target cell must be near the source of the hormone. d. The target cell must have access to the bloodstream.


Option (a).


Hormones may be defined as the chemical messengers of the body that may have short term and long term effects on the body of individual. Hormones plays an important role in the growth and metabolism.

The cell of the body respond only against a particular hormone. The cells have the receptor, these receptors have the ability to bind with the hormone. The binding of hormone with receptor initiates a signalling cascade that helps in the particular functioning of the hormone.

Thus, the correct answer is option (a).