Housekeeping Functions

The molecular chaperones are a highly conserved class of proteins expressed constitutively or synthesized in response to stressful physiological conditions such as heat shock (cf. the term Heat Shock Proteins, or Hsp). The chaperones are essential for viability even under normal temperatures by assisting in housekeeping functions such as proofreading and correct folding of other proteins, RNA and DNA, preventing the aggregation of polymers and disgregation of misfolded molecules, facilitation of the transport of polymers across biological membranes, and participation in the degradation of ubiquitinated molecules.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment