Heat shock protein

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Heat-shock proteins (hsp) are synthesised in response to increased levels of misfolded proteins, especially after a cell being exposed to heat or other kind of stress. Being a type of molecular chaperone, heat-shock proteins bind to misfolded proteins, eventually release them and allow refolding[1].

Reference

  1. Alberts, B. Johnson, A. Lewis, J. (2015). Molecular biology of the cell. 6th ed. New York: Garland Science, Chapter 6, page 355.
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