Minimal protein-folding systems in hyperthermophilic archaea

Pongpan Laksanalamai, Timothy A. Whitehead, Frank T. Robb

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Abstract

Although many archaeal species thrive in extreme environments, including hydrothermal vents, geothermal springs, acid seeps or hypersaline pools, there are also numerous species that are mesophilic. Mesophilic archaeal genomes encode complex protein-folding systems, which include combinations of bacterial and eukaryotic heat-shock proteins. Hyperthermophilic archaea, however, typically have reduced genomes that encode simplified heat-shock systems, with chaperones that are homologous to eukaryotic chaperones, and are reviewed here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-324
Number of pages10
JournalNature Reviews Microbiology
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes

Profile

Archaeal Genome
Hydrothermal Vents
Hot Springs
Protein Folding
Archaea
Heat-Shock Proteins
Hot Temperature
Genome
Acids

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  • Microbiology

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Minimal protein-folding systems in hyperthermophilic archaea. / Laksanalamai, Pongpan; Whitehead, Timothy A.; Robb, Frank T.

In: Nature Reviews Microbiology, Vol. 2, No. 4, 04.2004, p. 315-324.

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Laksanalamai, Pongpan; Whitehead, Timothy A.; Robb, Frank T. / Minimal protein-folding systems in hyperthermophilic archaea.

In: Nature Reviews Microbiology, Vol. 2, No. 4, 04.2004, p. 315-324.

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