Heat shock proteins and thermal resistance in yeast

Lee McAlister, David B. Finkelstein

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A rapid shift in cultivation temperature of Saccharomyces cerevisiae from 23° to 36° results in protection from death due to extreme heat treatment (52°). The level of this acquired thermal resistance shows an excellent correlation with the cellular level of the heat shock proteins which are transiently induced by such a temperature shift.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)819-824
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 14 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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