Heat Shock Proteins (HSPs): Structure, Function and Genetics
Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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How to Cite
Pirkkala, L. and Sistonen, L. 2006. Heat Shock Proteins (HSPs): Structure, Function and Genetics. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
Heat shock proteins are evolutionarily well-conserved, ATP-binding proteins that function as molecular chaperones in facilitating protein folding and degradation. They are expressed constitutively in various cell types, but the expression of certain family members is strongly induced in response to stress stimuli.
- heat shock proteins;
- protein folding;
- protein degradation;
- heat shock genes