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Chaperones, Chaperonin and Heat-Shock Proteins

  1. Valerio Consalvi,
  2. Roberta Chiaraluce

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003886



How to Cite

Consalvi, V. and Chiaraluce, R. 2005. Chaperones, Chaperonin and Heat-Shock Proteins. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

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The protein folding of a nascent polypeptide is the decoding of the linear information contained in the primary sequence into the native three-dimensional conformation. Chaperone proteins and folding catalysts may contribute to successful folding.


  • protein folding;
  • chaperones;
  • folding catalysts