Cold Shock Protein

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A protein expressed at low temperatures that protects cell components from changes caused by suboptimal temperatures
Example CspA, a cold-shock protein of E coli, which binds RNA and prevents 2º structure formation, CspB of Bacillus subtilis
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fluorescens 30-3 using degenerate oligonucleotide primers that are specific for the gene coding for the cold shock protein generated a 160 bp DNA fragment.