Genomes and Genes


Ian R Brown


Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada


  1. Deane C, Brown I. Induction of heat shock proteins in differentiated human neuronal cells following co-application of celastrol and arimoclomol. Cell Stress Chaperones. 2016;21:837-48 pubmed publisher
  2. Becirovic L, Brown I. Targeting of Heat Shock Protein HSPA6 (HSP70B') to the Periphery of Nuclear Speckles is Disrupted by a Transcription Inhibitor Following Thermal Stress in Human Neuronal Cells. Neurochem Res. 2017;42:406-414 pubmed publisher
    ..Hence current animal models of neurodegenerative diseases lack a member of the HSPA family that exhibits the feature of stress-induced targeting to perispeckles. ..
  3. Deane C, Brown I. Components of a mammalian protein disaggregation/refolding machine are targeted to nuclear speckles following thermal stress in differentiated human neuronal cells. Cell Stress Chaperones. 2017;22:191-200 pubmed publisher
    ..Constitutive Hsc70 is abundant in neurons in the mammalian brain and has been proposed to play a role in pre-protecting neurons from cellular stress. ..
  4. Shorbagi S, Brown I. Dynamics of the association of heat shock protein HSPA6 (Hsp70B') and HSPA1A (Hsp70-1) with stress-sensitive cytoplasmic and nuclear structures in differentiated human neuronal cells. Cell Stress Chaperones. 2016;21:993-1003 pubmed
    ..This suggests involvement of HSPA6 in transcriptional recovery of human neurons from cellular stress that is not apparent for HSPA1A. ..
  5. Deane C, Brown I. Knockdown of Heat Shock Proteins HSPA6 (Hsp70B') and HSPA1A (Hsp70-1) Sensitizes Differentiated Human Neuronal Cells to Cellular Stress. Neurochem Res. 2018;43:340-350 pubmed publisher
    ..More pronounced effects on neuronal viability were apparent at 44 °C heat shock compared to 43 °C. siRNA knockdown suggests that HSPA6 and HSPA1A contribute to protection of differentiated human neuronal cells from cellular stress. ..