Heat shock proteins and skin diseases.

  title={Heat shock proteins and skin diseases.},
  author={Kiyoshi Nishioka and M Groreishi and Hiroo Yokozeki},
  journal={Current opinion in infectious diseases},
  volume={12 3},
Heat shock proteins are chaperones to construct protein molecules and are widely distributed in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. They are also induced by environmental stress to protect cells. Human heat shock proteins cross-react with bacterial heat shock proteins to modulate immune responses to induce autoimmunity. They are involved in the… CONTINUE READING