Heat-Shock protein 70 (HSP-70)

Heat-shock protein 70 (HSP-70) is a member of a family of highly conserved stress response proteins. They function primarily as molecular chaperones by facilitating the folding of other cellular proteins, preventing protein aggregation or targeting improperly folded proteins to specific degradative pathways. HSPs are expressed at low levels under normal physiological conditions but are dramatically upregulated in response to cellular stress.

Swiss-Prot Accession Number: P08107


 
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