Applications of nucleic acid chaperone activity of CspA and its homologues.

In Escherichia coli, the cold shock response is exerted upon temperature change from 37 to 15 degrees C and is characterized by induction of several cold shock proteins including its major cold shock protein, CspA. E. coli CspA family consists of nine members, CspA to CspI. CspA and some of its homologues play a critical role in cold acclimation of cells as… CONTINUE READING