Stress Proteins

Induction and Function

  • Milton J. Schlesinger
  • M. Gabriella Santoro
  • Enrico Garaci
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Roy H. Burdon, Vera Gill, Catherine Rice Evans
    Pages 19-25
  3. M. Gabriella Santoro, Enrico Garaci, Carla Amici
    Pages 27-44
  4. Anthony A. Gatenby, Gail K. Donaldson, Pierre Goloubinoff, Robert A. LaRossa, George H. Lorimer, Thomas H. Lubben et al.
    Pages 57-69
  5. Milton J. Schlesinger
    Pages 81-88
  6. Olivier Bensaude, Moise Pinto, Marie-Françoise Dubois, Nguyen Van Trung, Michel Morange
    Pages 89-99
  7. Adrian R. Black, John R. Subjeck
    Pages 101-117
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 119-123

About these proceedings


All living organisms are exposed to rapidly changing environmental conditions which may lead to external stress. How organisms cope with stress - especially on the molecular level - is explained in Stress Proteins. Cells react to external stress - where the temperature-induced reaction known as "heat shock response" is the best studied example of stress - by activating special genes and subsequently synthesizing stress proteins. Surprisingly, this stress response is not only similar for all types of stress but even the involved stress proteins are virtually identical in all organisms from prokaryotic to eukaryotic cells, from bacteria to humans. This universality shows that stress proteins are vital for surviving and indicates that these proteins play an essential role in normal cell functions, in cell growth and metabolism. This explains the great interest in stress response research.


Heat Shock Hitze-Schock Proteine Stress-Antwort Theromotolerance bacteria cell chaperones metabolism mitochondria prostaglandins protein protein folding proteins transcription

Editors and affiliations

  • Milton J. Schlesinger
    • 1
  • M. Gabriella Santoro
    • 2
  • Enrico Garaci
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Molecular MicrobiologyWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale e Scienze BiochimicheIl Universitá degli Studi di RomaRomaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-75817-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-75815-7
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