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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(2007) Maximal eccentric exercise induces a rapid accumulation of small heat shock proteins on myofibrils and a delayed HSP70 response in humans.
They found that the induced heat stress caused robust changes in the gene-expression pattern of two suspected heat shock proteins, moderate changes in two others, and no changes in four others.
Heat shock proteins have been emerging as prospective drug targets (Hsp70s as drug targets reviewed in [26]).
Ciocca, "Heat shock proteins in cancer: chaperones of tumorigenesis," Trends in Biochemical Sciences, vol.
The super family of small heat shock proteins (sHSP) combines a large number of proteins having subunit molecular mass in the range of 12-43 KDa.
Heat shock proteins (Hsp) are a common focus in assays used to establish conditions of physiological and environmental stress (Downs et al.
The heat shock proteins and antioxidant enzyme expressions also showed significant changes in various regions of the brain after repeated blast exposure, indicating possible protective effects.
However, because of their occasional unsatisfactory performance, researchers used heat shock protein 60 (Hsp60) as a receptor for Listeria adhesion protein LAP.
"These heat shock proteins are really important in a lot of stress responses.

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