François Virard

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Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) is a pattern-recognition receptor known to initiate an innate immune response when stimulated by double-stranded RNA (dsRNA). Components of TLR3 signaling, including TIR domain-containing adapter inducing IFN-α (TRIF), have been demonstrated to contribute to dsRNA-induced cell death through caspase-8 and receptor interacting(More)
TLR3 belongs to the family of intracellular TLRs that recognize nucleic acids. Endolysosomal localization and cleavage of intracellular TLRs play pivotal roles in signaling and represent fail-safe mechanisms to prevent self-nucleic acid recognition. Indeed, cleavage by cathepsins is required for native TLR3 to signal in response to dsRNA. Using novel Abs(More)
INTRODUCTION Cold plasma is a partially ionized gas generated by an electric field at atmospheric pressure that was initially used in medicine for decontamination and sterilization of inert surfaces. There is currently growing interest in using cold plasma for more direct medical applications, mainly due to the possibility of tuning it to obtain selective(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Inflammation is emerging as a new hallmark of cancer, and the toll-like receptor and interleukin-1 receptor adaptor molecule MyD88 has been linked to tumorigenesis. The purpose of this review is to give a brief overview of the latest advances in understanding the complexity of MyD88 implication in tumorigenesis. RECENT FINDINGS MyD88 is(More)
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