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Family: HSP70 (PF00012)

Summary: Hsp70 protein

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Hsp70 protein
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Structure of the ATPase fragment of a 70K heat-shock cognate protein.[1]
Pfam clanCL0108

The 70 kilodalton heat shock proteins (Hsp70s or DnaK) are a family of conserved ubiquitously expressed heat shock proteins. Proteins with similar structure exist in virtually all living organisms. Intracellularly localized Hsp70s are an important part of the cell's machinery for protein folding, performing chaperoning functions, and helping to protect cells from the adverse effects of physiological stresses.[2][3] Additionally, membrane-bound Hsp70s have been identified as a potential target for cancer therapies[4] and their extracellularly localized counterparts have been identified as having both membrane-bound and membrane-free structures.[5]


Members of the Hsp70 family are very strongly upregulated by heat stress and toxic chemicals, particularly heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, copper, mercury, etc. Heat shock was originally discovered by Ferruccio Ritossa in the 1960s when a lab worker accidentally boosted the incubation temperature of Drosophila (fruit flies). When examining the chromosomes, Ritossa found a "puffing pattern" that indicated the elevated gene transcription of an unknown protein.[6][7] This was later described as the "Heat Shock Response" and the proteins were termed the "Heat Shock Proteins" (Hsps).


(a) The Hsp70s schematic domains. The Hsp70s consist of two high conserved functional domains including an NBD and a C‐terminal substrate‐binding domain (SBD), also an EEVD‐motif at C‐terminal. The NBD contains the ATP/ADP pocket that binds and The SBD contains a substrate‐binding pocket that interacts with extended polypeptides as substrate, an α‐helical subdomain from the C‐terminal side of SBD forms a flexible lid. EEVD‐motif participates in binding to co‐chaperones and other HSPs. (b) the complete amino acid sequence of human Hsp70 (UniProtKB identifier: P0DMV8) as a major stress‐inducible member of the Hsp70 family. (c) Secondary structures of Hsp70 virtualized using VMD 1.9.1 software. Hsp70, heat shock protein 70 kDa; NBD, N‐terminal nucleotide‐binding domain; SBD, substrate binding domain at C‐terminal.[8]

The Hsp70 proteins have three major functional domains:

  • N-terminal ATPase domain – binds ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) and hydrolyzes it to ADP (Adenosine diphosphate). The NBD (nucleotide binding domain) consists of two lobes with a deep cleft between them, at the bottom of which nucleotide (ATP and ADP) binds. The exchange of ATP and ADP leads to conformational changes in the other two domains.
  • Substrate binding domain – is composed of a 15 kDa β sheet subdomain and a 10 kDa helical subdomain. The β sheet subdomain consists of stranded β sheets with upward protruding loops, as a typical β barrel, which enclose the peptide backbone of the substrate. SBD contains a groove with an affinity for neutral, hydrophobic amino acid residues. The groove is long enough to interact with peptides up to seven residues in length.
  • C-terminal domain – rich in alpha helical structure acts as a 'lid' for the substrate binding domain. The helical subdomain consists of five helices, with two helices packed against two sides of the β sheet subdomain, stabilizing the inner structure. In addition, one of the helix forms a salt bridge and several hydrogen bonds to the outer Loops, thereby closing the substrate-binding pocket like a lid. Three helices in this domain form another hydrophobic core which may be stabilization of the "lid". When an Hsp70 protein is ATP bound, the lid is open and peptides bind and release relatively rapidly. When Hsp70 proteins are ADP bound, the lid is closed, and peptides are tightly bound to the substrate binding domain.[9]
Phosphorylation of isolated serine residue by protein kinase.

Protein phosphorylation, a post-translational modification, helps to regulate protein function and involves the phosphorylation of amino acids with hydroxyl groups in their side chains (among eukaryotes). Serine, threonine, and tyrosine amino acids are common targets of phosphorylation. Phosphorylation of Hsp70 has become a point of greater exploration in scientific literature relatively recently. A 2020 publication suggests that phosphorylation of a serine residue between the NBD and substrate binding domain in yeast Hsp70s leads to a dramatic reduction of the normal Hsp70 heat shock response.[10] This deactivation via phosphorylation of a protein is a common motif in protein regulation, and demonstrates how relatively small changes to protein structure can have biologically significant effects on protein function.

Function and Regulation

The Hsp70 system interacts with extended peptide segments of proteins as well as partially folded proteins to cause aggregation of proteins in key pathways to downregulate activity.[11][12] When not interacting with a substrate peptide, Hsp70 is usually in an ATP bound state. Hsp70 by itself is characterized by a very weak ATPase activity, such that spontaneous hydrolysis will not occur for many minutes. As newly synthesized proteins emerge from the ribosomes, the substrate binding domain of Hsp70 recognizes sequences of hydrophobic amino acid residues, and interacts with them. This spontaneous interaction is reversible, and in the ATP bound state Hsp70 may relatively freely bind and release peptides. However, the presence of a peptide in the binding domain stimulates the ATPase activity of Hsp70, increasing its normally slow rate of ATP hydrolysis. When ATP is hydrolyzed to ADP the binding pocket of Hsp70 closes, tightly binding the now-trapped peptide chain. Further speeding ATP hydrolysis are the so-called J-domain cochaperones: primarily Hsp40 in eukaryotes, and DnaJ in prokaryotes. These cochaperones dramatically increase the ATPase activity of Hsp70 in the presence of interacting peptides.

The function of Hsp70 in both (re) folding and degradation of misfolded client protein. (a) Schematic of the Hsp70 ATP–ADP cycle for (re) folding of client protein which causes a conformational change of the chaperone, ATP hydrolysis, and exchange. (b) Hsp70–CHIP complex that promotes client protein ubiquitination and proteasomal degradation. CHIP interacts with the TPR domain of Hsp70 and acts as a ubiquitin ligase for clients. CHIP, chromatin immunoprecipitation; Hsp70, heat shock protein 70 kDa; TPR, tetratricopeptide‐repeat domain[12]

By binding tightly to partially synthesized peptide sequences (incomplete proteins), Hsp70 prevents them from aggregating and being rendered nonfunctional. Once the entire protein is synthesized, a nucleotide exchange factor (prokaryotic GrpE, eukaryotic BAG1 and HspBP1 are among those which have been identified) stimulates the release of ADP and binding of fresh ATP, opening the binding pocket. The protein is then free to fold on its own, or to be transferred to other chaperones for further processing.[13] HOP (the Hsp70/Hsp90 Organizing Protein) can bind to both Hsp70 and Hsp90 at the same time, and mediates the transfer of peptides from Hsp70 to Hsp90.[14]

Hsp70 also aids in transmembrane transport of proteins, by stabilizing them in a partially folded state. It is also known to be phosphorylated[15] which regulates several of its functions.[16][17][18]

Hsp70 proteins can act to protect cells from thermal or oxidative stress. These stresses normally act to damage proteins, causing partial unfolding and possible aggregation. By temporarily binding to hydrophobic residues exposed by stress, Hsp70 prevents these partially denatured proteins from aggregating, and inhibits them from refolding. Low ATP is characteristic of heat shock and sustained binding is seen as aggregation suppression, while recovery from heat shock involves substrate binding and nucleotide cycling. In a thermophile anaerobe (Thermotoga maritima) the Hsp70 demonstrates redox sensitive binding to model peptides, suggesting a second mode of binding regulation based on oxidative stress.

Hsp70 seems to be able to participate in disposal of damaged or defective proteins. Interaction with CHIP (Carboxyl-terminus of Hsp70 Interacting Protein)–an E3 ubiquitin ligase–allows Hsp70 to pass proteins to the cell's ubiquitination and proteolysis pathways.[19]

Finally, in addition to improving overall protein integrity, Hsp70 directly inhibits apoptosis.[20] One hallmark of apoptosis is the release of cytochrome c, which then recruits Apaf-1 and dATP/ATP into an apoptosome complex. This complex then cleaves procaspase-9, activating caspase-9 and eventually inducing apoptosis via caspase 3 activation. Hsp70 inhibits this process by blocking the recruitment of procaspase-9 to the Apaf-1/dATP/cytochrome c apoptosome complex. It does not bind directly to the procaspase-9 binding site, but likely induces a conformational change that renders procaspase-9 binding less favorable. Hsp70 is shown to interact with Endoplasmic reticulum stress sensor protein IRE1alpha thereby protecting the cells from ER stress - induced apoptosis. This interaction prolonged the splicing of XBP-1 mRNA thereby inducing transcriptional upregulation of targets of spliced XBP-1 like EDEM1, ERdj4 and P58IPK rescuing the cells from apoptosis.[21] Other studies suggest that Hsp70 may play an anti-apoptotic role at other steps, but is not involved in Fas-ligand-mediated apoptosis (although Hsp 27 is). Therefore, Hsp70 not only saves important components of the cell (the proteins) but also directly saves the cell as a whole. Considering that stress-response proteins (like Hsp70) evolved before apoptotic machinery, Hsp70's direct role in inhibiting apoptosis provides an interesting evolutionary picture of how more recent (apoptotic) machinery accommodated previous machinery (Hsps), thus aligning the improved integrity of a cell's proteins with the improved chances of that particular cell's survival.


Hsp70 is overexpressed in malignant melanoma[22] and underexpressed in renal cell cancer.[23][24] In breast cancer cell line (MCF7) has been found that not only Hsp90 interacted with estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) but also Hsp70-1 and Hsc70 interacted with ERα too.[25]

Given the role of heat shock proteins as an ancient defense system for stabilizing cells and eliminating old and damaged cells, this system has been co-opted by cancer cells to promote their growth.[26] Increased Hsp70 in particular has been shown to inhibit apoptosis of cancer cells,[27] and increased Hsp70 has been shown to be associated with or directly induce endometrial,[28] lung,[29] colon,[30] prostate,[31] and breast[32] cancer, as well as leukemia.[33] Hsp70 in cancer cells may be responsible for tumorigenesis and tumor progression by providing resistance to chemotherapy. Inhibition of Hsp70 has been shown to reduce the size of tumors and can cause their complete regression.[34] Hsp70/Hsp90 is a particularly attractive target for therapeutics, because it is regulated by the inhibition of its ATPase activity, while other HSPs are regulated by nucleotides.[35] Several inhibitors have been designed for Hsp70 that are currently in clinical trials,[36] though as of now HSP90 inhibitors have been more successful.[37] In addition, Hsp70 has been shown to be a regulator of the immune system, activating the immune system as an antigen.[38] Thus, tumor-derived Hsp70 has been suggested as a potential vaccine [39] or avenue to target for immunotherapy.[40] Given the increased expression of Hsp70 in cancer, it has been suggested as a biomarker for cancer prognostics, with high levels portending poor prognosis.[41]

Expression in Skin Tissue

Both Hsp70 and HSP47 were shown to be expressed in dermis and epidermis following laser irradiation, and the spatial and temporal changes in HSP expression patterns define the laser-induced thermal damage zone and the process of healing in tissues. Hsp70 may define biochemically the thermal damage zone in which cells are targeted for destruction, and HSP47 may illustrate the process of recovery from thermally induced damage.[42]


Inhibition of Hsp90 leads to Hsp70 and Hsp40 upregulation, which can channel misfolded protein for proteasome degradation, which can potentially inhibit the progression of neurodegenerative diseases.[43] For example, Hsp70 overexpression in human neuroglioma cells transfected with mutant alpha-synuclein led to 50% less oligomeric alpha-synuclein species,[44] pointing towards the possibility that increasing its expression could diminish the spread of Parkinson’s disease. Similarly, Hsp70 overexpression suppressed poly-Q dependent aggregation and neurodegeneration in cell cultures, yeast,[45] fly,[46] and mouse [47] models, and deletion of hsp70 increased the size of polyQ inclusion bodies,[48] suggesting that increasing its expression could help to prevent Huntington’s disease. Similarly, reductions in Hsp70 have been shown in transgenic mouse models of ALS and patients with sporadic ALS.[49] Lastly, increased expression or activity of Hsp70 has been proposed as a method to prevent the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, because knock down of Hsp70 promoted A-beta toxicity,[50] and Hsp70 was shown to promote tau stability, while Hsp70 levels are decreased in tauopathies like Alzheimer’s disease.[51] Given the complex interplay between the different chaperone proteins, therapeutic development in this field is aimed at investigating how the chaperone network as a whole can be manipulated and the effect of this manipulation on the progression of neurodegenerative disease, but the balance of Hsp70 and Hsp90 levels appears to be central in this pathophysiology.

Family Members

Prokaryotes express three Hsp70 proteins: DnaK, HscA (Hsc66), and HscC (Hsc62).[52]

Eukaryotic organisms express several slightly different Hsp70 proteins. All share the common domain structure, but each has a unique pattern of expression or subcellular localization. These are, among others:

  • Hsc70 (Hsp73/HSPA8) is a constitutively expressed chaperone protein. It typically makes up one to three percent of total cellular protein.
  • Hsp70 (encoded by three very closely related paralogs: HSPA1A, HSPA1B, and HSPA1L) is a stress-induced protein. High levels can be produced by cells in response to hyperthermia, oxidative stress, and changes in pH.
  • Binding immunoglobulin protein (BiP or Grp78) is a protein localized to the endoplasmic reticulum. It is involved in protein folding there, and can be upregulated in response to stress or starvation.
  • mtHsp70 or Grp75 is the mitochondrial Hsp70.

The following is a list of human Hsp70 genes and their corresponding proteins:[2]

gene protein synonyms subcellular location
HSPA1A Hsp70 HSP70-1, Hsp72 Nuc/Cyto
HSPA1B Hsp70 HSP70-2 Nuc/Cyto
HSPA1L Hsp70 ?
HSPA2 Hsp70-2 ?
HSPA5 Hsp70-5 BiP/Grp78 ER
HSPA6 Hsp70-6 ?
HSPA7 Hsp70-7 ?
HSPA8 Hsp70-8 Hsc70 Nuc/Cyto
HSPA9 Hsp70-9 Grp75/mtHsp70 Mito
HSPA12A Hsp70-12a ?
HSPA14 Hsp70-14 ?

Hsps 90 and 110

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Hsp90s are essential for protein remodeling, similar to Hsp70 proteins, and play an especially vital role in eukaryotes, where it has been suggested that Hsp90 interacts with the DnaK system (composed of DnaK, GrpE, and either DnaJ or CbpA) to facilitate the process of protein remodeling.[53] In E. coli, Hsp90s works collaboratively with Hsp70s to facilitate protein remodeling and activation. Hsp90Ec and DnaK are chaperones of Hsp90 and Hsp70, respectively. DnaK initially binds and stabilizes the misfolded protein before working collaboratively with Hsp90Ec to refold this substrate and cause its activation. Given conditions of excess DnaK, this chaperone has been found to inhibit remodeling of proteins. However, the presence of Hsp90Ec can mitigate this effect and enable protein remodeling despite conditions of excess DnaK.[54]

The Hsp70 superfamily also includes a family of Hsp110/Grp170 (Sse) proteins, which are larger proteins related to Hsp70.[55] The Hsp110 family of proteins have divergent functions: yeast Sse1p has little ATPase activity but is a chaperone on its own as well as a nucleotide exchange factor for Hsp70, while the closely related Sse2p has little unfoldase activity.[13]

The following is a list of currently named human HSP110 genes. HSPH2-4 are proposed names and the current name is linked:[55]

gene synonyms subcellular location
HSPH1 HSP105 Cyto
HSPH2 HSPA4; APG-2; HSP110 Cyto
HSPH4 HYOU1/Grp170; ORP150; HSP12A ER

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Hsp70 chaperones help to fold many proteins. Hsp70 assisted folding involves repeated cycles of substrate binding and release. Hsp70 activity is ATP dependent. Hsp70 proteins are made up of two regions: the amino terminus is the ATPase domain and the carboxyl terminus is the substrate binding region.

Literature references

  1. Bukau B, Horwich AL; , Cell 1998;92:351-366.: The Hsp70 and Hsp60 chaperone machines. PUBMED:9476895 EPMC:9476895

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InterPro entry IPR013126

Heat shock proteins, Hsp70 chaperones help to fold many proteins. Hsp70 assisted folding involves repeated cycles of substrate binding and release. Hsp70 activity is ATP dependent. Hsp70 proteins are made up of two regions: the amino terminus is the ATPase domain and the carboxyl terminus is the substrate binding region [ PUBMED:9476895 ].

Hsp70 proteins have an average molecular weight of 70kDa [ PUBMED:2686623 , PUBMED:2944601 , PUBMED:3282176 ]. In most species, there are many proteins that belong to the Hsp70 family. Some of these are only expressed under stress conditions (strictly inducible), while some are present in cells under normal growth conditions and are not heat-inducible (constitutive or cognate) [ PUBMED:2143562 , PUBMED:2841196 ]. Hsp70 proteins can be found in different cellular compartments (nuclear, cytosolic, mitochondrial, endoplasmic reticulum, for example).

This entry represents the Hsp70 family, and includes chaperone protein DnaK and luminal-binding proteins. It also includes heat shock protein 110 (Hsp110) from Caenorhabditis elegans which helps prevent the aggregation of denatured proteins in neurons [ PUBMED:19165329 ]. Also included is endoplasmic reticulum (ER) chaperone BiP (HSPA5) which is important for protein folding and quality control in the ER [ PUBMED:26655470 ].

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Pfam Clan

This family is a member of clan Actin_ATPase (CL0108), which has the following description:

The actin-like ATPase domain forms an alpha/beta canonical fold. The domain can be subdivided into 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B subdomains. Subdomains 1A and 1B share the same RNAseH-like fold (a five-stranded beta-sheet decorated by a number of alpha-helices). Domains 1A and 2A are conserved in all members of this superfamily, whereas domain 1B and 2B have a variable structure and are even missing from some homologues [1]. Within the actin-like ATPase domain the ATP-binding site is highly conserved. The phosphate part of the ATP is bound in a cleft between subdomains 1A and 2A, whereas the adenosine moiety is bound to residues from domains 2A and 2B[1].

The clan contains the following 34 members:

Acetate_kinase Actin Actin_micro ALP_N AnmK BcrAD_BadFG Carbam_trans_N DDR DUF1464 DUF2229 EutA FGGY_C FGGY_N FtsA Fumble GDA1_CD39 Glucokinase Hexokinase_1 Hexokinase_2 HGD-D HSP70 Hydant_A_N Hydantoinase_A HypF_C MreB_Mbl MutL Pan_kinase PilM_2 Ppx-GppA RACo_C_ter ROK StbA T2SSL TsaD


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Seed source: Prosite
Previous IDs: none
Type: Family
Sequence Ontology: SO:0100021
Author: Bateman A , Sonnhammer ELL
Number in seed: 27
Number in full: 54379
Average length of the domain: 407.80 aa
Average identity of full alignment: 29 %
Average coverage of the sequence by the domain: 80.76 %

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Parameter Sequence Domain
Gathering cut-off 20.6 20.6
Trusted cut-off 20.6 20.6
Noise cut-off 20.5 20.5
Model length: 599
Family (HMM) version: 23
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For those sequences which have a structure in the Protein DataBank, we use the mapping between UniProt, PDB and Pfam coordinate systems from the PDBe group, to allow us to map Pfam domains onto UniProt sequences and three-dimensional protein structures. The table below shows the structures on which the HSP70 domain has been found. There are 446 instances of this domain found in the PDB. Note that there may be multiple copies of the domain in a single PDB structure, since many structures contain multiple copies of the same protein sequence.

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AlphaFold Structure Predictions

The list of proteins below match this family and have AlphaFold predicted structures. Click on the protein accession to view the predicted structure.

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A0A096R6Z8 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0A0MPW9 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0G2JVI3 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0N7KD24 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0N7KML3 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0N7KSJ6 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0P0V3A6 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0P0V6T7 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0P0W7F2 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0P0WWL2 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0P0WX25 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0P0XZZ0 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0P0YBH9 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0R0EJN3 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0R0FEK6 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0R0FH00 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0R0FY49 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0R0G7C6 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0R0G7H5 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0R0GDY9 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0R0GRW1 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0R0H2C6 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0R0HS21 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0R0HU88 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0R0I1Z7 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0R0JEY3 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0R0KKU3 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0R0KUH0 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0R4J4D6 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0R4J626 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A1D6F848 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A1D6FM90 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A1D6FN98 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A1D6FNB8 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A1D6GK64 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A1D6GMN4 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A1D6GSN4 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A1D6HHX7 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A1D6HTL5 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A1D6HTR0 View 3D Structure Click here