Indexed on: 09 Feb '08Published on: 09 Feb '08Published in: FEBS Letters
Heat shock protein 40 (Hsp40) functions as a co-chaperone of mammalian Heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) and facilitates the ATPase activity of Hsp70, and also promotes the cellular protein folding and renaturation of misfolded proteins. In an effort to assess the effects of Hsp40, we generated TAT-fused Hsp40 (TAT-Hsp40). The cells were transduced with TAT-Hsp40 and exposed to H(2)O(2). We demonstrated that the TAT-Hsp40-transduced cells were more resistant to cellular cytotoxicity and cell death. In particular, the degradation of Hsp70 was significantly reduced in TAT-Hsp40-containing cells as a consequence of reduced ubiquitin-proteasome activity after oxidative injury. These data support the notion that Hsp40 may confer resistance to oxidative stress via the prevention of proteasome activity.
Indexed on: 25 Jul '13
Published on: 25 Jul '13 in Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism : official journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism