heat-shock protein
noun Date: 1978 any of a group of proteins that are produced especially in cells subjected to stressful conditions (as high temperature), that serve to ensure proper protein folding, and that are held to comprise a class of molecular chaperones

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  • heat shock protein — n any of a group of proteins that were orig. isolated from certain bacteria exposed to heat, that occur esp. in cells subjected to heat stress, that keep the proteins in the cell from unraveling, and that are either identical with or comprise a… …   Medical dictionary

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  • heat shock protein — Abbreviation: HSP A class of protein chaperones which are typically over expressed as a response to heat stress. Two such proteins HSP 90 and HSP 70 have a role in ensuring that crucial proteins are folded into the correct conformation. Synonym:… …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • heat shock protein — noun : any of a group of proteins that are produced especially in cells subjected to stressful conditions (as high temperature) and that serve to ensure the proper folding of proteins and are considered to comprise a class of molecular chaperones …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heat shock protein 47 — Heat shock protein 47, also known as SERPINH1 is a serpin which serves as a human chaperone protein for collagen.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: SERPINH1 serpin peptidase inhibitor, clade H (heat shock protein 47), member 1, (collagen binding… …   Wikipedia

  • Heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) internal ribosome entry site (IRES) — The heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) internal ribosome entry site (IRES) is an RNA element that allows cap independent translation during conditions such as heat shock and stress. It has been shown that the 216 nucleotide long 5 UTR contains… …   Wikipedia

  • Small heat shock protein — Kleine Hitzeschockproteine (engl. small heat shock proteins, kurz sHsps) sind Proteine mit Molekülmassen von 12 bis 42 kDa. Sie gehören zur Familie der Hitzeschockproteine, die bei Hitze und anderen zellulären Stresssituationen vermehrt gebildet… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gp96 heat shock protein-peptide complex vaccine — A vaccine made from a patient s tumor cells that may help the body’s immune system find and kill cancer cells. This vaccine is being studied in the treatment of melanoma, kidney cancer, brain tumors, and other types of cancer. It belongs to the… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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