Heat shock protein gene expression and function in amphibian model systems.

  • John J. Heikkila
  • Published 2010 in
    Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A…


Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are molecular chaperones that are involved in protein folding and translocation. During heat shock, both constitutive and stress-inducible HSPs bind to and inhibit irreversible aggregation of denatured protein and facilitate their refolding once normal cellular conditions are re-established. Recent interest in HSPs has been… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2010.01.024


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