Hsp40 is involved in cilia regeneration in sea urchin embryos.


In a previous paper we demonstrated that, in Paracentrotus lividus embryos, deciliation represents a specific kind of stress that induces an increase in the levels of an acidic protein of about 40 kD (p40). Here we report that deciliation also induces an increase in Hsp40 chaperone levels and enhancement of its ectodermal localization. We suggest that Hsp40 might play a chaperoning role in cilia regeneration.

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@article{Casano2003Hsp40II, title={Hsp40 is involved in cilia regeneration in sea urchin embryos.}, author={Caterina Casano and Fabrizio Gianguzza and Maria Carmela Roccheri and Rossana Di Giorgi and Luigia Maenza and Maria Antonietta Ragusa}, journal={The journal of histochemistry and cytochemistry : official journal of the Histochemistry Society}, year={2003}, volume={51 12}, pages={1581-7} }