Decay of the oocyte-type heat shock response of Xenopus laevis.

  title={Decay of the oocyte-type heat shock response of Xenopus laevis.},
  author={Leon W. Browder and Martin Pollock and John J. Heikkila and Jillian Wilkes and Ting Wang and Patrick H. Krone and Nick Ovsenek and Małgorzata Kloc},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  volume={124 1},
Xenopus oocytes have a complex heat shock response. During transition of the oocyte into fertilized egg, the heat shock response undergoes several qualitative and quantitative changes culminating in its complete extinction. Heat shock induces oocytes to synthesize four heat shock proteins (hsps): 83, 76, 70, and 57. After ovulation, two additional proteins (hsps 22 and 16) are inducible. The heat shock response of spawned eggs can be modified by changing the ionic configuration of the external… CONTINUE READING

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