Heat Shock Proteins in Inflammation

  • Z. Bromberg
  • Y. G. Weiss
  • C. S. Deutschman
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (volume 44)


HSPs are important mediators of a number of key intracellular reactions. Of importance to the care of the critically ill are their involvement in protein repair and tertiary structure. HSP70 is known to modulate inflammation and apoptosis. In models of acute lung injury and ARDS, over-expression of HSP70 improves outcome, ameliorates lung injury and attenuates inflammation. The involvement of HSP70 in other aspects of lung injury and in other components of MODS is under investigation.


Heat Shock Protein Acute Lung Injury Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome HSP70 Expression Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. Bromberg
    • 1
  • Y. G. Weiss
    • 2
  • C. S. Deutschman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care MedicineHadassah Hebrew University School of MedicineJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Dulles 781A/HUPPhiladelphiaUSA

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