, Volume 50, Issue 11, pp 987–1001

Genetic aspects of the hsp70 multigene family in vertebrates

  • E. Günther
  • L. Walter
Multi-Author Reviews

DOI: 10.1007/BF01923453

Cite this article as:
Günther, E. & Walter, L. Experientia (1994) 50: 987. doi:10.1007/BF01923453


The family of genes encoding heat shock proteins of about 70 kDa (hsp70) in vertebrates is reviewed under genetic aspects. After a detailed description of the various hsp70 genes more general characteristics of the organization and evolution of the multigene family are discussed.

Key words

Hsp70evolutiongene duplicationgene homology

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© Birkhäuser Verlag Basel 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Günther
    • 1
  • L. Walter
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of ImmunogeneticsUniversity of GöttingenGöttingen(Germany)