Entry from British & World English dictionary
A protein induced in a living cell in response to a rise in temperature above the normal level.
- The duo came to this conclusion after they found the worms' cells produced heat-shock proteins due to the radiation.
- Further energy is required if proteins are irreversibly denatured and cannot be rescued by heat-shock proteins.
- The plant produces heat-shock proteins, which prevent wound proteins from forming and protect the shocked tissue from later stress.
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