Vince Guerriero

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
A cDNA that codes for an Hsp70-interacting protein (HspBP1) was isolated from a human heart cDNA library using the yeast two-hybrid system. The derived amino acid sequence is unique and therefore represents a new regulator of Hsp70. Northern blots of RNA from human tissues indicate that HspBP1 mRNA has a size of approximately 1.7 kilobase pairs and is(More)
We present here the first structural information for HspBP1, an Hsp70 cochaperone. Using circular dichroism, HspBP1 was determined to be 35% helical. Although HspBP1 is encoded by seven exons, limited proteolysis shows that it has only two structural domains. Domain I, amino acids 1-83, is largely unstructured. Domain II, amino acids 84-359, is predicted to(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)
Cultured bovine, equine, ovine and chicken lymphocytes responded to heat stress by the increased synthesis of a specific set of proteins known as heat stress proteins (HSP). Proteins with molecular weights of 70 and 90 kDa were synthesized in all species. Additional proteins were found in bovine, ovine and chicken lymphocytes. A time course of induction(More)
The 70 kDa heat shock protein (Hsp70) is generally considered to be an intracellular protein, however, there is evidence that Hsp70 can be found in the extracellular environment. Hsp70 and antibodies against Hsp70 have been reported in human serum. Recent evidence has shown that Hsp70 antibodies are elevated in HIV infected individuals. This study reports(More)