Study demonstrates 'tunability' of a molecular chaperone

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 12:42 in Biology & Nature

For decades, molecular biologists studying a class of molecular chaperones known as heat shock proteins (Hsp70s) have relied on the Hsp70s found in bacteria as the model system. Now one of the world's experts on the molecule and her team report that their investigation into whether Hsps from mammalian cells behave like those in bacteria reveals "key evolutionary variations" between them.

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