Lipid-soluble Hormone Action
1. the hormone diffuses into the cell.
2. If the cell is a target cell for that hormone, the hormone can bind to a receptor and create a receptor-hormone complex within the cytosol of the nucleus.
3. This complex can alter the gene expression of the cell by turning to genes encoded by the cell's DNA on or off. Depending on the type of receptor the hormone binds to, it can be excitatory or inhibitory in that cell. The end result is the alteration of the cells activity.