Induction of heat shock response in E.coli - aromatic compounds

kaj.stenberg at kaj.stenberg at
Fri Feb 4 08:30:53 EST 2005

Trond Erik Vee Aune <trondaun at> wrote:
> Dear netters,

> I've heard that aromatic compounds, like toluene, is able to induce the 
> heat shock response in E.coli, but I'm not able to find a reference that 
> substantiates this claim. Can any of you help me?

I use ethanol, 3% final concentration. Works fine. (If you had no
specific reason to use an aromatic compound).

Kaj Stenberg

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