The Mrj co-chaperone mediates keratin turnover and prevents the formation of toxic inclusion bodies in trophoblast cells of the placenta.

@article{Watson2007TheMC,
  title={The Mrj co-chaperone mediates keratin turnover and prevents the formation of toxic inclusion bodies in trophoblast cells of the placenta.},
  author={Erica D Watson and Colleen T M Geary-Joo and Martha Hughes and James C Cross},
  journal={Development},
  year={2007},
  volume={134 9},
  pages={1809-17}
}
Defects in protein-folding and -degradation machinery have been identified as a major cause of intracellular protein aggregation and of aggregation-associated diseases. In general, it remains unclear how these aggregates are harmful to normal cellular function. We demonstrate here that, in the developing placenta of the mouse, the absence of the Mrj (Dnajb6… CONTINUE READING