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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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Differential expression of the heat-shock protein Hsp70 in natural populations of the tilapia, Sarotherodon melanotheron, acclimatized to a range of environmental salinities.
The skin relies on heat-shock proteins, which act as a clean-up crew for the cellular damage induced by stressful stimuli.
Heat-shock proteins, divided in numerous families, play an important role in cellular processes.
Heat-shock protein 65 as a beta cell antigen of insulin-dependent diabetes.
Mitochondrial heat-shock protein hsp60 is essential for assembly of proteins imported into yeast mitochondria.
Kolb, "Human 60-kDa heat-shock protein: a danger signal to the innate immune system," Journal of Immunology, vol.
The heat-shock response involves the induction of many proteins--called heat-shock proteins, or Hsp's--in response to elevation of temperature (Neidhardt and Vanbogelen, 1987).
Association of serum antibodies to heat-shock protein 65 with coronary calcification levels: suggestion of pathogen-triggered autoimmunity in early atherosclerosis.
Developmental and environmental concurrent expression of sunflower dry-seed-stored low-molecular-weight heat-shock protein and Lea mRNAs.
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.