Application of stress-proteins in biomonitoring

Nemet, Mateja (2015) Application of stress-proteins in biomonitoring. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Recently there has been a need for more frequent supervision of the environment. For the purpose of biomonitoring there is a constant search for the most suitable biomarkers. One of those are Heat shock proteins (HSP). HSP, especially Hsp70 family are ubiquitous proteins that are evolutionarily conserved in almost all organisms, their genes are easy to isolate and identify in the genome. They react to non-functional proteins with increased up-regulation. For a long period that was associated with cellular stress response due to environmental pollution. Today, researches have showed that up-regulation of Hsp70 proteins does not necessarily have to be triggered by the presence of toxic substances and that there is a need for better understanding of complexity of the HSP response to stress, and moreover for better understanding of the physiology of the selected model organism. 11

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Klobučar, Goran
Date: 2015
Number of Pages: 12
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 10:41
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2016 10:41
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/4722

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