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Molecular definition of inflammasomes
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Couillin I., Pétrilli V., Martinon F.
Progress in Inflammation Research
Inflammasomes are crucial actors of the innate immunity. They consist of cytoplasmic multiprotein complexes controlling the biological activities of the inflammatory cytokines IL-1ß and IL-18. Inflammasome assembly depends on protein domain interaction. In this chapter, we focus on the biochemical aspects characterizing the components of the inflammasomes and their assembly into a high moelcuar weight protelytic complex.
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