chaperonins

Subset of chaperone proteins found in prokaryotes, mitochondria and plastids - major example is prokaryotic GroEL (the eukaryotic equivalent of which is hsp60).

chaperonins

A class of sequence-related molecular chaperones found in bacteria, mitochondria, and plastids. Chaperonins are abundant constitutive proteins that increase in amount after stresses such as heat shock, bacterial infection of macrophages, and an increase in the cellular content of unfolded proteins. Bacterial chaperonins are major immunogens in huma...
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