Cysteine-string protein's role at synapses

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Accumulating evidence illustrates the significance of chaperone systems for the regulation and maintenance of neuronal and synaptic function. The significance of synaptic chaperones is best illustrated by cysteine-string protein (CSP), a member of the DnaJ/Hsp40 family of Hsp70/Hsc70 co-chaperones. CSP recruits the ubiquitous chaperone Hsc70 to synaptic vesicles forming a chaperone complex that maintains synaptic function and prevents neurodegeneration. Here, we summarize studies that demonstrate CSP's neuroprotective role for synaptic function and -discuss insights into its possible clientele (the proteins whose function it facilitates).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFolding for the synapse
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9781441970619
ISBN (Print)9781441970602
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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