Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 15th, 2005
According to recent research published in the journal Biochemistry - Moscow, "Small heat shock proteins (sHsps) were found to exhibit efficient chaperone-like activities under stress conditions although their native structures are severely disturbed.
"Here, using an alternative approach (site-directed mutagenesis), we obtained two structurally and functionally distinct Mycobacterium tuberculosis Hsp16.3 single-site mutant proteins."
"The G59W mutant protein (with Gly59 substituted by Trp) is capable of...
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