Medical Definition of Heat-shock factor

1. A class of molecular chaperones found in both prokaryotes and in several compartments of eukaryotic cells. There is evidence that these proteins can interact with polypeptides during a variety of assembly processes in such a way as to prevent the formation of nonfunctional structures. (12 Dec 1998) A class of molecular chaperones whose members act in the mechanism of signal transduction by steroid receptors. (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heat-shock Factor

heaste
heastes
heasts
heat-absorbing
heat-curing resin
heat-labile
heat-releasing
heat-resistant
heat-rigor point
heat-seal
heat-sealed
heat-sealing
heat-seals
heat-seeking missile
heat-shock factor (current term)
heat-shock gene
heat-shock protein
heat-shock protein 27 kinase
heat-shock proteins 70
heat-shock proteins 90
heat-shock response
heat-shock response element
heat-stable
heat-stable enzyme
heat apoplexy
heat barrier
heat capacities
heat capacity
heat coagulation test

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