Reconstituted NALP1 inflammasome reveals two-step mechanism of caspase-1 activation.

@article{Faustin2007ReconstitutedNI,
  title={Reconstituted NALP1 inflammasome reveals two-step mechanism of caspase-1 activation.},
  author={Benjamin Faustin and Lydia Lartigue and Jean-Marie Bruey and Fr{\'e}deric Luciano and Eduard Sergienko and B{\'e}atrice Bailly-Ma{\^i}tre and Niels Volkmann and Dorit Hanein and Isabelle Rouiller and John C. Reed},
  journal={Molecular cell},
  year={2007},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={713-24}
}
Interleukin (IL)-1beta maturation is accomplished by caspase-1-mediated proteolysis, an essential element of innate immunity. NLRs constitute a recently recognized family of caspase-1-activating proteins, which contain a nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain and leucine-rich repeat (LRR) domains and which assemble into multiprotein complexes to create caspase-1-activating platforms called "inflammasomes." Using purified recombinant proteins, we have reconstituted the NALP1 inflammasome and… CONTINUE READING
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