Welcome to the HSP70 Sequence Database
Laurence A. Moran
The HSP70 multigene family is composed of genes related to the major
shock protein of 70,000 daltons. The proteins encoded by these genes are
usually abundant chaperones that are required for the proper folding and/or
transport of proteins. They are present in all cells with the exception
of a few species of archaebacteria.
This database is a collection of all known HSP70 sequences and
It includes distantly related members of the HSP70 Multigene Family and
proposed family members that may or may not be homologous. The purpose of
the database is to help sort out the confusing nomenclature and compensate
for the lack of annotation in the sequence databases. The emphasis is on
the evolution of HSP70 genes.
Like all biological databases, this is a work in progress. It will
be complete and will rarely include everything that has been published in
the past few months. Nevertheless, I hope you find it useful. You
can contact me at the email address listed at the bottom of this page.
All comments are welcome, especially additions and corrections.