Kazmirchuk V.Eu.

Heat Shock Proteins: Role in Formation of Immune Response

Aim of this work was to analyze the results of scientific studies of biological properties of heat shock proteins of pro- and eukaryotic beings and to identify the mechanisms of their interaction with human immune system. Heat shock proteins have been founded in pro- and eukaryotes, they are conserved molecules produced by cells in response to stress, and are present in intrasellar space as well as in extracellular environment and under normal conditions. The most important biological function of these proteins is chaperon activity.