Chromosomal location of human genes encoding major heat-shock protein HSP70

Gail Singer Harrison*, Harry A. Drabkin, Fa Ten Kao, Judith Hartz, Iris M. Hart, Ernest H.Y. Chu, Barbara J. Wu, Richard I. Morimoto

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The HSP70 family of heat-shock proteins constitutes the major proteins synthesized in response to elevated temperatures and other forms of stress. In eukaryotes members of the HSP70 family also include a protein similar if not identical to bovine brain uncoating ATPase and glucose-regulated proteins. An intriguing relation has been established between expression of heat-shock proteins and transformation in mammalian cells. Elevated levels of HSP70 are found in some transformed cell lines, and viral and cellular gene products that are capable of transforming cells in vitro can also stimulate transcription of HSP70 genes. To determine the organization of this complex multigene family in the human genome, we used complementary approaches: Southern analysis and protein gels of Chinese hamster-human somatic cell hybrids, and in situ hybridization to human chromosomes. We demonstrate that functional genes encoding HSP70 proteins map to human chromosomes 6, 14, 21, and at least one other chromosome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-130
Number of pages12
JournalSomatic Cell and Molecular Genetics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology


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