Inflammasome biology in fibrogenesis.

Pathogens and sterile insults both result in an inflammatory response. A significant part of this response is mediated by cytosolic machinery termed as the inflammasome which results in the activation and secretion of the cytokines interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and IL-18. Both of these are known to result in the activation of an acute inflammatory response… CONTINUE READING