Heat shock proteins: facts, thoughts, and dreams.

  title={Heat shock proteins: facts, thoughts, and dreams.},
  author={Antonio De Maio},
  volume={11 1},
The most primitive mechanism of cellular protection involves the expression of a polypeptide family named heat shock or stress proteins (hsps). Some of these hsps are present in unstressed cells and play an important role in the folding and translocation of polypeptides across membranes. Thus, they have been termed molecular chaperones. Hsps are expressed… CONTINUE READING