Burning Down the House: Cellular Actions during Pyroptosis

  title={Burning Down the House: Cellular Actions during Pyroptosis},
  author={Christopher N LaRock and Brad T. Cookson},
  booktitle={PLoS pathogens},
Under threat of pathogen invasion, timely initiation of inflammation is a critical first step in generating a protective immune response. One major obstacle for the immune system is discriminating pathogenic microbes from non-pathogenic microbiota. Some members of the nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor (NLR) family of pattern recognition receptors accomplish this distinction based on localization—typically, only pathogens deliver NLR ligands into the cytosol, where these… CONTINUE READING
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