A Global View of the Proteome Perturbations by Hsp90 Inhibitors

  • Pablo C. Echeverria
  • Didier Picard
Part of the Interactomics and Systems Biology book series (INTERACTOM, volume 1)


Heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) is a highly efficient molecular chaperone and a major hub in the protein network that maintains cellular homeostasis and function. The qualitative and quantitative changes and rewiring of this protein network in tumor cells make them vastly dependent on Hsp90, which therefore becomes a key target to fight cancer. The inhibition of Hsp90 creates a profound transformation in the cell proteome. In this chapter, we review and analyze the most recent efforts that take advantage of the druggability of Hsp90 in order to understand the global changes at the proteome level that this inhibition produces. The considerable impact that the targeting of Hsp90 has on the structure of these protein networks is also discussed.


Hsp90 Hsp90 inhibition Quantitative proteomics Protein networks Network topology Protein-protein interactions Proteostasis 



The authors would like to thank Manfredo Quadroni (University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland) for providing the common quantitative proteomic data for all the datasets analyzed in this chapter, and Tai Wang (University of Geneva, Picard Lab) for helping in the preparation of Figs. 6.1 and 6.2.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cell BiologyUniversity of GenevaGeneva 4Switzerland

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