Heat Shock Proteins and Whole Body Adaptation to Extreme Environments

  • Michael B. Evgen'ev
  • David G. Garbuz
  • Olga G. Zatsepina

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Michael B. Evgen’ev, David G. Garbuz, Olga G. Zatsepina
    Pages 1-10
  3. Michael B. Evgen’ev, David G. Garbuz, Olga G. Zatsepina
    Pages 11-34
  4. Michael B. Evgen’ev, David G. Garbuz, Olga G. Zatsepina
    Pages 35-58
  5. Michael B. Evgen’ev, David G. Garbuz, Olga G. Zatsepina
    Pages 59-115
  6. Michael B. Evgen’ev, David G. Garbuz, Olga G. Zatsepina
    Pages 117-134
  7. Michael B. Evgen’ev, David G. Garbuz, Olga G. Zatsepina
    Pages 135-152
  8. Michael B. Evgen’ev, David G. Garbuz, Olga G. Zatsepina
    Pages 153-166
  9. Michael B. Evgen’ev, David G. Garbuz, Olga G. Zatsepina
    Pages 167-185
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 187-218

About this book

Introduction

For many years, the authors have investigated the adaptive role of heat shock proteins (HSPs) in different animals, including the representatives of homothermic and poikilothermic organisms that inhabit regions with contrasting thermal conditions. The investigation of ecological and geographical variation in HSPs expression, begun by Evgen’ev and colleagues is now widespread. This book will summarize the data accumulated in the course of these studies and describe the general molecular mechanisms underlying the adaptation of various organisms to aggressive environments. They also concentrate on different evolutionary trends characteristic for HSP systems in the course of adaptation to fluctuating environmental conditions. In addition, the authors describe the peculiarities in the regulatory regions of heat shock genes necessary for fine tuning of these systems providing the adaptation to adverse conditions. Special emphasis is given to the role of mobile elements in the evolution and functioning of various groups of HSP genes. The book combines the results of field studies and laboratory analysis of stress genes systems.

Keywords

HSPs Heat Shock Proteins extreme environments extremophiles whole body adaptation

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael B. Evgen'ev
    • 1
  • David G. Garbuz
    • 2
  • Olga G. Zatsepina
    • 3
  1. 1.Engelhardt Institute of Molecular BiologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Engelhardt Institute of Molecular BiologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Engelhardt Institute of Molecular BiologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9235-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9234-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9235-6
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