Regulation of heat-shock genes in bacteria: from signal sensing to gene expression output.

@article{Roncarati2017RegulationOH,
  title={Regulation of heat-shock genes in bacteria: from signal sensing to gene expression output.},
  author={Davide Roncarati and Vincenzo Scarlato},
  journal={FEMS microbiology reviews},
  year={2017},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={549-574}
}
The heat-shock response is a mechanism of cellular protection against sudden adverse environmental growth conditions and results in the prompt production of various heat-shock proteins. In bacteria, specific sensory biomolecules sense temperature fluctuations and transduce intercellular signals that coordinate gene expression outputs. Sensory biomolecules, also known as thermosensors, include nucleic acids (DNA or RNA) and proteins. Once a stress signal is perceived, it is transduced to invoke… CONTINUE READING