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Curr Opin Genet Dev. 1992 Oct;2(5):748-55.

Heat-shock proteins and stress tolerance in microorganisms.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Chicago.

Abstract

Heat-shock proteins help microorganisms cope with the toxic effects of a wide variety of stresses. Some help the organism grow under moderately stressful conditions, others help it to survive more extreme conditions. Surprisingly, the relative importance of individual proteins differs between organisms.

PMID:
1458023
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