Hsp40 is involved in cilia regeneration in sea urchin embryos

Fabrizio Gianguzza, Maria Antonietta Ragusa, Caterina Casano, Maria Carmela Roccheri, Luigia Maenza, Caterina Casano, Fabrizio Gianguzza, Rossana Di Giorgi, Maria C. Roccheri, Maria A. Ragusa

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In a previous paper we demonstrated that, in Paracentrotus lividus embryos, deciliation represents a specific kind of stress that induces an increase in the levels of an acidic protein of about 40 kD (p40). Here we report that deciliation also induces an increase in Hsp40 chaperone levels and enhancement of its ectodermal localization. We suggest that Hsp40 might play a chaperoning role in cilia regeneration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1581-1587
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2003


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anatomy
  • Histology

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Gianguzza, F., Ragusa, M. A., Casano, C., Roccheri, M. C., Maenza, L., Casano, C., Gianguzza, F., Di Giorgi, R., Roccheri, M. C., & Ragusa, M. A. (2003). Hsp40 is involved in cilia regeneration in sea urchin embryos. JOURNAL OF HISTOCHEMISTRY & CYTOCHEMISTRY, 51, 1581-1587.