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Aliases HSPB2, HSP27, Hs.78846, LOH11CR1K, MKBP, heat shock protein family B (small) member 2
External IDs MGI: 1916503 HomoloGene: 68189 GeneCards: HSPB2
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
RefSeq (mRNA)



RefSeq (protein)



Location (UCSC) Chr 11: 111.91 – 111.91 Mb Chr 9: 50.75 – 50.75 Mb
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Heat shock protein beta-2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the HSPB2 gene.[3][4][5]


HSPB2 has been shown to interact with:


  1. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  2. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ Iwaki A, Nagano T, Nakagawa M, Iwaki T, Fukumaki Y (February 1998). "Identification and characterization of the gene encoding a new member of the alpha-crystallin/small hsp family, closely linked to the alphaB-crystallin gene in a head-to-head manner". Genomics. 45 (2): 386–94. doi:10.1006/geno.1997.4956. PMID 9344664. 
  4. ^ a b Suzuki A, Sugiyama Y, Hayashi Y, Nyu-i N, Yoshida M, Nonaka I, Ishiura S, Arahata K, Ohno S (April 1998). "MKBP, a novel member of the small heat shock protein family, binds and activates the myotonic dystrophy protein kinase". J Cell Biol. 140 (5): 1113–24. doi:10.1083/jcb.140.5.1113. PMC 2132705Freely accessible. PMID 9490724. 
  5. ^ "Entrez Gene: HSPB2 heat shock 27kDa protein 2". 
  6. ^ a b Sugiyama Y, Suzuki A, Kishikawa M, Akutsu R, Hirose T, Waye MM, Tsui SK, Yoshida S, Ohno S (January 2000). "Muscle develops a specific form of small heat shock protein complex composed of MKBP/HSPB2 and HSPB3 during myogenic differentiation". J. Biol. Chem. 275 (2): 1095–104. doi:10.1074/jbc.275.2.1095. PMID 10625651. 
  7. ^ Sun X, Fontaine JM, Rest JS, Shelden EA, Welsh MJ, Benndorf R (January 2004). "Interaction of human HSP22 (HSPB8) with other small heat shock proteins". J. Biol. Chem. 279 (4): 2394–402. doi:10.1074/jbc.M311324200. PMID 14594798. 
  8. ^ Benndorf R, Sun X, Gilmont RR, Biederman KJ, Molloy MP, Goodmurphy CW, Cheng H, Andrews PC, Welsh MJ (July 2001). "HSP22, a new member of the small heat shock protein superfamily, interacts with mimic of phosphorylated HSP27 ((3D)HSP27)". J. Biol. Chem. 276 (29): 26753–61. doi:10.1074/jbc.M103001200. PMID 11342557. 
  9. ^ Wu Y, Liu J, Zhang Z, Huang H, Shen J, Zhang S, Jiang Y, Luo L, Yin Z (January 2009). "HSP27 regulates IL-1 stimulated IKK activation through interacting with TRAF6 and affecting its ubiquitination". Cell. Signal. 21 (1): 143–50. doi:10.1016/j.cellsig.2008.10.001. PMID 18950704. 

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