heat shock proteins


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heat shock pro·teins (hsp),

member of a ubiquitous protein group found in all life forms, which arise after various stressors (for example, heat, cold, deprivation of an essential chemical). Its function is to help lessen the harmful effects of such stressors.
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In an attempt to start investigating components that could play a role in contributing to such characteristics, we focused on one of the cellular chaperone components; the heat shock protein A6 (HSPA6, also called HSP70B') gene from Arabian camel.
Heat shock proteins (HSP) are important factors that respond to heat shock or stress.
Heat shock proteins in the regulation of apoptosis: new strategies in tumor therapy.
Dual role of heat shock proteins as regulators of apoptosis and innate immunity.
Expression of heat shock proteins and heat shock protein messenger ribonucleic acid in human prostate carcinoma in vitro and in tumors in vivo .
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Exercise Training-Induced Changes in Inflammatory Mediators and Heat Shock Proteins in Young Tennis Players.
Heat shock proteins have been identified as survival mechanisms in honey bees, silk moths, mosquitoes, fruit flies, and whiteflies.
In some habitats, a stress from daily or seasonal fluctuation of environmental temperature causes an organism to respond by inducing sets of proteins including heat shock proteins (HSPs) and this process is known as a heat shock response or stress response In addition to heat stress, HSPs respond to other factors such as pathogen infection, oxidative stress, heavy metals and xenobiotic stresses.

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