Lynn Verstrepen

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Toll-like receptors (TLRs) as well as the receptors for tumor necrosis factor (TNF-R) and interleukin-1 (IL-1R) play an important role in innate immunity by regulating the activity of distinct transcription factors such as nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB). TLR, IL-1R and TNF-R signaling to NF-κB converge on a common IκB kinase complex that phosphorylates the NF-κB(More)
Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappaB) is a key mediator of inflammation. Unchecked NF-kappaB signalling can engender autoimmune pathologies and cancers. Here, we show that Tax1-binding protein 1 (TAX1BP1) is a negative regulator of TNF-alpha- and IL-1beta-induced NF-kappaB activation and that binding to mono- and polyubiquitin by a ubiquitin-binding Zn finger(More)
ABINs have been described as three different proteins (ABIN-1, ABIN-2, ABIN-3) that bind the ubiquitin-editing nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) inhibitor protein A20 and which show limited sequence homology. Overexpression of ABINs inhibits NF-kappaB activation by tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and several other stimuli. Similar to A20, ABIN-1 and ABIN-3(More)
Linear polyubiquitination of proteins has recently been implicated in NF-κB signalling and is mediated by the linear ubiquitin chain assembly complex (LUBAC), consisting of HOIL-1, HOIP and Sharpin. However, the mechanisms that regulate linear ubiquitination are still unknown. Here, we show that A20 is rapidly recruited to NEMO and LUBAC upon TNF(More)
A20 (also known as TNFAIP3) is a cytoplasmic protein that plays a key role in the negative regulation of inflammation and immunity. Polymorphisms in the A20 gene locus have been identified as risk alleles for multiple human autoimmune diseases, and A20 has also been proposed to function as a tumor suppressor in several human B-cell lymphomas. A20 expression(More)
Many signaling pathways leading to activation of transcription factors and gene expression are characterized by phosphorylation events mediated by specific kinases. The transcription factor NF-κB plays a key role in multiple cellular processes, including immune signaling, inflammation, development, proliferation and survival. Dysregulated NF-κB activation(More)
The innate immune system forms our first line of defense against invading pathogens and relies for a major part on the activation of two transcription factors, NF-κB and IRF3. Signaling pathways that activate these transcription factors are intertwined at the level of the canonical IκB kinases (IKKα, IKKβ) and non-canonical IKK-related kinases (IKKε, TBK1).(More)
Although the nuclear factorB (NFB)-dependent gene expression is critical to the induction of an efficient immune response to infection or tissue injury, excessive or prolonged NFB signalling can contribute to the development of several inflammatory diseases. Therefore, the NFB signal transduction pathway is tightly regulated by several intracellular(More)
The innate immune system senses and protects against invading microorganisms and endogenous danger signals by triggering inflammatory and antimicrobial responses. However, dysregulation of these pathways, which involve the transcription factors nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and interferon regulatory factor (IRF) 3, can lead to severe inflammatory diseases.(More)
Recognition of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) by Toll-like receptor (TLR)4 initiates an intracellular signaling pathway leading to the activation of nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB). Although LPS-induced activation of NF-kappaB is critical to the induction of an efficient immune response, excessive or prolonged signaling from TLR4 can be harmful to the host.(More)