Heat Shock Protein 90 in Kidney Stone Disease

  • Visith Thongboonkerd
Part of the Heat Shock Proteins book series (HESP, volume 19)


Since early 2000s, proteomics has been applied to kidney stone research by its capability to uncover the previously unexplored or unknown proteins that are involved in kidney stone pathogenesis but had been previously hidden by the limitation of tools for protein science in the past. Using proteomics approach, several novel findings have been generated and a list of proteins involved in kidney stone formation or development has been expanded tremendously. One of such proteins is heat shock protein 90 (HSP90), which is generally known as a molecular chaperone. Its common roles are stress response and regulation of folding and conformation of many other proteins. However, new findings from recent proteomics studies have shown that HSP90 is also involved in kidney stone formation and disease mechanisms as summarized and discussed in this chapter.


Calcium oxalate Inflammation Macrophage Monocyte Nephrolithiasis Proteomics 



Affinity purification followed by mass spectrometry


Calcium oxalate monohydrate


Extracellular matrix


Heat shock protein 90






Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1


Mass spectrometry


Tandem MS


Quadrupole time-of-flight


Small interfering RNA targeting to HSP90


Small interfering RNA


Tandem affinity purification


Tumor necrosis factor-α



This work was supported by Mahidol University research grant and the Thailand Research Fund (IRN60W0004 and IRG5980006).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Visith Thongboonkerd
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  1. 1.Medical Proteomics Unit, Office for Research and Development, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj HospitalMahidol UniversityBangkokThailand

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