How protein condensation slows down gene activity and ensures the survival of stressed cells

How protein condensation slows down gene activity and ensures the survival of stressed cells

How protein condensation slows down gene activity and ensures the survival of stressed cells

All life on earth evolved multiple layers and networks of ensuring survival upon catastrophic events. Even cells have their emergency plan: the heat shock response. Triggered by multiple stress stimuli such as heat, toxins, or radiation, this cellular safety program tries to prevent permanent damage to the organism. The response resembles an overall adopted ‘lockdown’ strategy witnessed during the global corona virus pandemic. During a lockdown, only essential activities are permitted and resources were diverted towards measures ensuring minimizing the impact of a pandemic.
How protein condensation slows down gene activity and ensures the survival of stressed cells