Regulation of the Heat-Shock Response in Escherichia coli Chapter uri icon


  • Cells respond to a sudden increase in temperature by increasing their rate of synthesis of a small number of proteins (reviewed in Neidhardt et al., 1984; Schlesinger et al., 1982). This response is called the heat-shock response, and the proteins synthesized in response to heat stress are called the heat-shock proteins (HSPs). Both prokaryotes and eukaryotes have been shown to have a heat-shock response (Schlesinger et al., 1982). At least two of the HSPs are strongly conserved between prokaryotes and eukaryotes (Bardwell and Craig, 1984), suggesting that the response serves a similar function in all organisms.

author list (cited authors)

  • Gross, C., Cowing, D., Erickson, J., Grossman, A., Straus, D., Walter, W., & Zhou, Y.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Gross, Carol||Cowing, Deborah||Erickson, James||Grossman, Alan||Straus, David||Walter, William||Zhou, Yan-Ning

editor list (cited editors)

  • Poste, G., & Crooke, S. T.

Book Title

  • New Frontiers in the Study of Gene Functions

publication date

  • January 1987