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Heat shock proteins (HSP) are proteins that are expressed in response to various biological stress, including heat. HSP90 is a 90 kDa protein that is induced under stress conditions, but is also one of the most abundant cellular proteins found under non-stress conditions. HSP90 has been found to be associated with a number of other intracellular proteins, including steroid receptors, actin, tubulin, and some kinases. It has been suggested that HSP90 is necessary to maintain structural integrity of at least some steroid receptors to allow for ligand binding during receptor activation.
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Protein Aliases: epididymis luminal secretory protein 52; epididymis secretory sperm binding protein Li 65p; Heat shock 86 kDa; heat shock 90kD protein 1, alpha; heat shock 90kD protein 1, alpha-like 4; heat shock 90kD protein, alpha-like 4; heat shock 90kDa protein 1, alpha; Heat shock protein; heat shock protein 1, alpha; heat shock protein 90kDa alpha (cytosolic), class A member 1; heat shock protein 90kDa alpha family class A member 1; Heat shock protein HSP 90-alpha; heat shock protein, 1; heat shock protein, 86 kDa 1; heat shock protein, 89 kDa; Heat shock protein90; HSP; HSP 86; HSP 90 alpha; HSP86; LAP-2; Lipopolysaccharide-associated protein 2; LPS-associated protein 2; Renal carcinoma antigen NY-REN-38; TSTA; Tumor-specific transplantation 86 kDa antigen
Gene Aliases: 86kDa; 89kDa; AL024080; AL024147; EL52; HEL-S-65p; hsp4; HSP86; Hsp86-1; Hsp89; HSP89A; Hsp90; HSP90A; HSP90AA1; HSP90N; HSPC1; HSPCA; HSPCAL1; HSPCAL4; HSPN; LAP-2; LAP2
Molecular Function: Hsp90 family chaperone