Catherine A. S. Deane

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Few effective therapies exist for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases that have been characterized as protein misfolding disorders. Upregulation of heat shock proteins (Hsps) mitigates against the accumulation of misfolded, aggregation-prone proteins and synaptic dysfunction, which is recognized as an early event in neurodegenerative diseases.(More)
Heat shock proteins (Hsps) are a set of highly conserved proteins involved in cellular repair and protective mechanisms. They counter protein misfolding and aggregation that are characteristic features of neurodegenerative diseases. Hsps act co-operatively in disaggregation/refolding machines that assemble at sites of protein misfolding and aggregation.(More)
Heat shock proteins (Hsps) co-operate in multi-protein machines that counter protein misfolding and aggregation and involve DNAJ (Hsp40), HSPA (Hsp70), and HSPH (Hsp105α). The HSPA family is a multigene family composed of inducible and constitutively expressed members. Inducible HSPA6 (Hsp70B') is found in the human genome but not in the genomes of mouse(More)
Heat shock proteins are involved in cellular repair and protective mechanisms that counter characteristic features of neurodegenerative diseases such as protein misfolding and aggregation. The HSPA (Hsp70) multigene family includes the widely studied HSPA1A (Hsp70-1) and the little studied HSPA6 (Hsp70B’) which is present in the human genome and not in(More)
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