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HspBP1 belongs to a family of eukaryotic proteins recently identified as nucleotide exchange factors for Hsp70. We show that the S. cerevisiae ortholog of HspBP1, Fes1p, is required for efficient protein folding in the cytosol at 37 degrees C. The crystal structure of HspBP1, alone and complexed with part of the Hsp70 ATPase domain, reveals a mechanism for(More)
Epithelial tight junctions form a barrier against passive paracellular flux. This barrier is regulated by complex physiologic and pathophysiologic signals that acutely fine-tune tight junction permeability. Although actomyosin contraction and myosin light chain phosphorylation are clearly involved in some forms of tight junction regulation, the(More)
The yeast FES1 and SLS1 genes encode conserved nucleotide exchange factors that act on the cytoplasmic and endoplasmic reticulum luminal Hsp70s, Ssa1p and BiP, respectively. We report here that mammalian HspBP1 is homologous to Fes1p and that HspBP1 promotes nucleotide dissociation from both Ssa1p and mammalian Hsc70. In contrast, Fes1p inefficiently strips(More)
The isolation of an acidic protein, pI 4.5, that is abundant in turkey gizzard is described. Its apparent molecular weight measured by electrophoretic procedures is 24,000. This protein is phosphorylated by the catalytic subunit of the cAMP-dependent protein kinase and one phosphorylation site is indicated. From sequence determinations of tryptic peptides(More)
We tested whether resistance of lymphocytes to heat stress is modified by breed, intracellular glutathione content, and extracellular antioxidants. In the first experiment, lymphocytes from Angus (Bos taurus, non-heat-tolerant), Brahman (B. indicus, heat-tolerant), and Senepol (B. taurus, heat-tolerant) heifers (12 heifers per breed) were cultured at 45(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine if the accumulation of the 72-kDa heat shock protein (HSP70) is elevated in response to a prolonged bout of submaximal exercise in which colonic temperature (Tco) remained at control levels. Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to one of four testing groups [n = 8 per group; ambient temperatures (Ta) for each(More)
Intracellular levels of the heat stress protein Hsp70 are elevated following exposure to elevated temperature. The cochaperone HspBP1 is an intracellular protein that is known to bind to and regulate Hsp70 activity. The purpose of this study was to determine if HspBP1 levels changed when Hsp70 levels were altered. Heat stress resulted in an increase in(More)
Congenital-Infantile Fibrosarcoma (CIF) is a malignant mesenchymal tumor representing 10-20% of soft-tissue tumors. Complete surgical resection is generally the treatment of choice. The most recurrent cytogenetic abnormality was identified as the traslocation t(12;15)(p13:q25), which bears the fusion of Tel gene EVT6 with TrkC gene. This study describes a(More)
A protein from baculovirus-infected cells reacted with an antibody against the smooth muscle protein telokin. Because of this unusual similarity, the protein, termed telokin-like protein-20 (TLP20), was isolated and characterized. Its M(r) on denaturing polyacrylamide gels was 28K and the protein contained a high proportion of beta structure. A cDNA for(More)
Constitutive expression of HSP70-related proteins was detected in a variety of bovine tissues using a specific antibody. All tissues contained a 73 kilodalton protein. A lower molecular weight form (72 kilodaltons) that co-migrated on two-dimensional gels with the stressed-induced HSP70 was present in high levels in bovine skeletal muscle, but absent from(More)