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The goal of the "All Chaperome" project is to characterize the molecular chaperones of C. elegans. We have identified approximately 170 chaperones corresponding to the major classes of chaperones and co-chaperones conserved in S. cerevisiae, and vertebrates. Taking advantage of the lineage analysis of C. elegans, we are determining the expression pattern of each chaperone gene to establish a basis for network interactions and tissue specificity during development and aging. Identification of the chaperones expressed in specific tissues will provide a basis for high throughput and biochemical studies to establish the chaperone interactome. In parallel, biochemical and biophysical studies have been initiated to determine the structure of all members of each chaperone family and to reconstitute chaperone-substrate interactions.

Transcriptional regulation of heat shock response
Roles of Molecular Chaperones in Protein Folding, Trafficking, and Stress Sensors in Cell Growth and Death
All Chaperome Project
Misfolded and aggregation prone proteins in neu
C elegans as a model system for analysis of stress response and diseases of protein misfolding
Small molecule screen for the stress response
Systems Approach to Stress Biology