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heat shock protein

n.
Any of a group of cellular proteins produced under physiological stress, such as high or low body temperature, that stabilize other cellular proteins and adjust cellular metabolism to cope with the stress.
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Heat-shock protein 65 as a beta cell antigen of insulin-dependent diabetes.
Heat-shock proteins, molecular chaperones, and the stress response: evolutionary and ecological physiology.
Mitochondrial heat-shock protein hsp60 is essential for assembly of proteins imported into yeast mitochondria.
The bacterial heat-shock response is not limited to changes in temperature and is a general stress response, as many of the heat-shock proteins are induced by interaction with eukaryotic hosts (Van bogelen et al.
Antibodies to human heat-shock protein 60 are associated with the presence and severity of coronary artery disease: evidence for an autoimmune component of atherogenesis.
We have begun an evolutionary analysis of variation in heat-shock protein expression and its consequences by investigating if Hsp70 expression varies within natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster, and if expression changes from a benefit to a cost under certain conditions.
Tolerogenic immune responses to novel T-cell epitopes from heat-shock protein 60 in juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Enhanced tolerance to drought stress in transgenic rice plants overexpressing a small heat-shock protein, sHSP17.
The function of heat-shock proteins in stress tolerance, degradation and reactivation of damaged proteins.
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): A new research, led by an Indian-origin scientist, has claimed that genetically altering breast cancer cells to forcibly activate a heat-shock protein could break the resistance of the cells to drug treatment.
Evolution of the [alpha]-crystallin/small heat-shock protein family.
A retrospective analysis found that notable levels of antibodies against the heat-shock protein 60 (hsp60) were demonstrated in the patient's serum by ELISA.