A small heat shock protein of Ostertagia ostertagi: stage-specific expression, heat inducibility, and protection trial.

@article{Vercauteren2006ASH,
  title={A small heat shock protein of Ostertagia ostertagi: stage-specific expression, heat inducibility, and protection trial.},
  author={Isabel Vercauteren and Veerle De Maere and Jozef Vercruysse and Mieke G H Stevens and Kris Gevaert and Edwin Claerebout},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2006},
  volume={92 6},
  pages={1244-50}
}
In this study, we isolated and analyzed a small heat shock protein (HSP) of Ostertagia ostertagi (Oo-HSP18). Oo-hsp18 is encoded by a single-copy gene and the full-length cDNA represents an 18-kDa protein. The expression of Oo-hsp18 is highly stage specific and restricted to the adult stage. The protein is synthesized in a tissue-specific manner and localized in the body muscle layer. The levels of Oo-hsp18 mRNAs are sharply induced by heat shock but not by other stressors such as levamisole… CONTINUE READING