Molecular chaperones: Small heat shock proteins in the limelight

Paul Van den Ussel, David G. Norman, Roy A. Quinlan

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    Small heat shock proteins have been the Cinderellas of the molecular chaperone world, but now the crystal structure of a small heat shock protein has been solved and mutation of two human homologues implicated in genetic disease. Intermediate filaments appear to be one of the key targets of their chaperone activity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)R103-R105
    Number of pages3
    JournalCurrent Biology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 1999

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
    • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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