Biochemistry 1996 Dec;35(48):15249-55
Department of Pharmacology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor 48109, USA.
In animal cell lysates, multiprotein complexes containing hsp90, hsp70, p60, p23, and several immunophilins can assemble steroid receptors and oncogenic protein kinases, such as v-Src and v-Raf, into heterocomplexes that contain hsp90 and either immunophilins or, in the case of protein kinases, p50. The complexes with hsp90 are required for the proper functioning of these signal transduction systems. Wheat germ lysate contains a similar protein folding activity that forms functional steroid receptor complexes with hsp90, but not all the components of this system have been identified. Read More