A.-P. Arrigo

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Heat shock proteins (Hsps) are highly conserved and under physiological conditions act as molecular chaperones and/or have anti-apoptotic activities. Expression in the brain of two heat shock proteins, the70 kDa Hsp (Hsp70) and the 27 kDa Hsp (Hsp27), is notable because both proteins are highly inducible in glial cells and neurons following a wide range of(More)
BACKGROUND The small stress heat shock protein 27 (Hsp27) has recently turned as a promising target for cancer treatment. Hsp27 upregulation is associated with tumour growth and resistance to chemo- and radio-therapeutic treatments, and several ongoing drugs inhibiting Hsp27 expression are under clinical trial. Hsp27 is now well described to counteract(More)
Small heat shock proteins (small Hsps) are stress-induced molecular chaperones that act as holdases towards polypeptides that have lost their folding in stress conditions or consequently of mutations in their coding sequence. A cellular protection against the deleterious effects mediated by damaged proteins is thus provided to cells. These chaperones are(More)
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