Synthesis of heat stress proteins in lymphocytes from livestock.

V. Guerriero, D. A. Raynes

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Cultured bovine, equine, ovine and chicken lymphocytes responded to heat stress by the increased synthesis of a specific set of proteins known as heat stress proteins (HSP). Proteins with molecular weights of 70 and 90 kDa were synthesized in all species. Additional proteins were found in bovine, ovine and chicken lymphocytes. A time course of induction showed an increased synthesis of some of these proteins with only 30 min of heat stress and of several proteins with 60 min of heat stress. A specific monoclonal antibody was used to identify HSP70 as one of the stress proteins in bovine lymphocytes. Cells from these animals are capable of responding to heat stress by the production of heat stress proteins. These may be of physiological importance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2779-2783
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of animal science
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Genetics


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