Molecular Biology

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 235–239

Small heat shock proteins and adaptation of various Drosophila species to hyperthermia

Authors

  • V. Yu. Shilova
    • Engelhardt Institute of Molecular BiologyRussian Academy of Sciences
  • D. G. Garbuz
    • Engelhardt Institute of Molecular BiologyRussian Academy of Sciences
  • M. B. Evgen’ev
    • Engelhardt Institute of Molecular BiologyRussian Academy of Sciences
    • Institute of Cell BiophysicsRussian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino
  • O. G. Zatsepina
    • Engelhardt Institute of Molecular BiologyRussian Academy of Sciences
Molecular Mechanisms of Biological Processes

DOI: 10.1134/S0026893306020087

Cite this article as:
Shilova, V.Y., Garbuz, D.G., Evgen’ev, M.B. et al. Mol Biol (2006) 40: 235. doi:10.1134/S0026893306020087

Abstract

The dynamics and the level of accumulation of small heat shock proteins (sHSP group 21–27) after a heat exposure were studied in three Drosophila species differing in thermotolerance. The southern species Drosophila virilis, having the highest thermotolerance, surpassed thermosensitive D. lummei and D. melanogaster in the level of sHSPs throughout the temperature range tested. The results suggest an important role of sHSPs in the molecular mechanisms of adaptation to adverse environmental conditions, particularly to hyperthermia.

Key words

Drosophilaheat shockheat shock proteinsheat shock genesthermotoleranceadaptation
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