Association of the rat liver glucocorticoid receptor with Hsp90 and Hsp70 upon whole body hyperthermic stress

Aleksandra Čvoro, Jadranka Dundjerski, Divna Trajković, Gordana Matić

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The influence of whole body hyperthermic stress (41°C, 15 min) on association of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) with heat shock proteins Hsp90 and Hsp70 was followed in rat liver cytosol during a 24 h period after the stress. Total cytosolic concentration of the GR, Hsp90 and Hsp70 and the amounts of Hsp90 and Hsp70 co-immunopurified with the GR were determined by a quantitative Western blotting using appropriate monoclonal antibodies. A significant decrease in the cytosolic GR level in response to the stress was noticed. The ratio of the amount of the GR to Hsp90 recruited by the GR was found to be unaltered by hyperthermia, in spite of the stress-induced increase in the total Hsp90 concentration in the cytosol. Hsp70 was also found in association with the GR and its 2.5-fold induction by the stress was accompanied by about 3-fold increase in its relative amount that co- immunopurified with the GR. The results suggest that heat stress influences the interaction of the GR with Hsp70 through the mechanisms controlling the untransformed rat liver GR heterocomplexes assembly process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-325
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Endocrinology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology


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