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A few considerations on the heat shock proteins in immunity

A few considerations on the heat shock proteins in immunity

Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine 43(1-2): 35-47

Heat shock proteins, present in all procaryote and eucaryote cells, are a family of highly preserved endogenous proteins, with a protecting role for cells. Their synthesis is induced by high temperature, the presence of oxygen free radicals or other stressing factors, such as: exposure to toxic compounds (heavy metals, organic solvents) and certain physio-pathological events, like infection or tissular necrosis.

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