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What causes inflammasome activation?

Posted October 6, 2021


Inflammasome activation may be initiated by a variety of cytosolic pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). These PRRs respond to microbe-derived pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) as well as danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) generated by the host cell.

During a bacterial infection or sterile tissue injury, the bacteria and host cells release adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which then induces inflammasome activation.

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