This intronless gene encodes a 70 kDa heat shock protein which is a member of the heat shock protein 70 family. In conjuction with other heat shock proteins, this protein stabilizes existing proteins against aggregation and mediates the folding of newly translated proteins in the cytosol and in organelles. It is also involved in the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway through interaction with the AU-rich element RNA-binding protein 1. The gene is located in the major histocompatibility complex class III region, in a cluster with two closely related genes which encode similar proteins. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008].
Synonyms: HSP70 phospho Tyr611, HSP70 phospho Y611, p-HSP70 Tyr611, p-HSP70 Y611, HSP70, HSP-70, HSP 70, Heat shock 70 kDa protein 1, heat shock 70 kDa protein 1A, Heat shock 70 kDa protein 1B, Heat shock induced protein, heat shock protein 70, HSP70 1, HSP70 2, HSP70.1, HSP72, HSPA1, HSPA1A, HSPA1B, XXbac BCX40G17.3 001, Heat shock 70 kDa protein 1A/1B, HSP71_HUMAN, Hspa1a, Hsp70-1, HSP72, Hspa1, Hspa1b, Heat shock 70 kDa protein 1A/1B, shock 70 kDa protein 1/2, HSP70-1/HSP70-2, HSP70.1/HSP70.2.