[Journal Club] The dignity of Lamarck -- The function of Hsp90 in evolution (拉马克的尊严)May.27.2018
Speaker：Ke Tan (谭轲) Jingjing Liu (刘菁菁) Jingrou Li (李婧柔)
Time：15:00 - 18:00
Hsp90 (Heat shock protein 90) is a family member of chaperone which has two opposite effects on its target proteins when the target proteins mutated. Under the guidance of Hsp90, sometimes the mutated target proteins can fold and function normally, hiding the mutations and preventing the mutations from natural selections. However, the mutated target proteins can also fold in a totally different way with the help of Hsp90 and generate novel functions, which will affect the natural selection on the mutated proteins. Another example of this protein-level phenotype-selection is the prion, which shows us the underlying relationship between protein folding and evolution. In this journal club, by focusing on Hsp90 and prion, we will review and discuss studies about the effects of protein folding on natural selection and evolution.
1. Dr. Zengyi Chang (PKU)
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2. Rohner, Nicolas, et al. "Cryptic variation in morphological evolution: HSP90 as a capacitor for loss of eyes in cavefish." Science 342.6164 (2013): 1372-1375.