Adrian Tun-Kyi

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Recognition of double-stranded RNA activates interferon-regulatory factor 3 (IRF3)-dependent expression of antiviral factors. Although the molecular mechanisms underlying the activation of IRF3 have been studied, the mechanisms by which IRF3 activity is reduced have not. Here we report that activation of IRF3 is negatively regulated by the peptidyl-prolyl(More)
Numerical and functional defects of invariant natural killer T cells (iNKT) have been documented in human and mouse cancers, resulting in a defect in IFN production in several malignancies. iNKT cells recognize glycolipids presented on CD1d molecules by dendritic and related cells, leading to their activation and thereby regulating immune reactions.(More)
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) shape innate and adaptive immunity to microorganisms. The enzyme IRAK1 transduces signals from TLRs, but mechanisms for its activation and regulation remain unknown. We found here that TLR7 and TLR9 activated the isomerase Pin1, which then bound to IRAK1; this resulted in activation of IRAK1 and facilitated its release from the(More)
Telomeres are essential for maintaining cellular proliferative capacity and their loss has been implicated in ageing. A key regulator in telomere maintenance is the telomeric protein TRF1, which was also identified as Pin2 in a screen for Pin1. Pin1 is a unique prolyl isomerase that regulates protein conformation and function after phosphorylation. However,(More)
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