Zhengzheng Yan

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BACKGROUND Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is a critical receptor involved in the sensing of gram-negative bacterial infection. However, the roles of TLR4 in sepsis are cell-type specific. Dendritic cells (DCs) are known to play a central role in microbial detection, alerting the immune system to the presence of infection and coordinating adaptive immune(More)
Sterile liver inflammation, such as liver ischemia-reperfusion, hemorrhagic shock after trauma, and drug-induced liver injury, is initiated and regulated by endogenous mediators including DNA and reactive oxygen species. Here, we identify a mechanism for redox-mediated regulation of absent in melanoma 2 (AIM2) inflammasome activation in hepatocytes after(More)
The sensing of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) in the liver is important for antiviral defenses but can also contribute to sterile inflammation during liver injury. Hepatocytes are often the target of viral infection and are easily injured by inflammatory insults. Here we sought to establish the pathways involved in the production of type I interferons (IFN-I)(More)
An overwhelming immune response, particularly from macrophages, plays a critical role in survival and organ damage in sepsis patients. TLRs are important receptors to recognize the conserved motifs expressed by invading bacteria. The TLRs except TLR3 signal via a MyD88 dependent pathway. TLR3 uses a TRIF dependent pathway, while TLR4 uses both MyD88 and(More)
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