Pannexin-1 promotes NLRP3 activation during apoptosis but is dispensable for canonical or Non-canonical inflammasome activation.

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Summary of "Pannexin-1 promotes NLRP3 activation during apoptosis but is dispensable for canonical or Non-canonical inflammasome activation."

Inflammasomes are multimeric protein complex that assemble in the cytosol upon microbial infection or cellular stress. Upon activation, inflammasomes drive the maturation of proinflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-18, and also activate the pore-forming protein gasdermin D to initiate a form of lytic cell death known as 'pyroptosis'. Pannexin-1 is channel-forming glycoprotein that promotes membrane permeability and ATP release during apoptosis; and was implicated in canonical NLRP3 or non-canonical inflammasome activation. Here, by utilising three different pannexin-1 channel inhibitors and two lines of Panx1 macrophages, we provide genetic and pharmacological evidence that pannexin-1 is dispensable for canonical or non-canonical inflammasome activation. Instead, we demonstrate that pannexin-1 cleavage and resulting channel activity during apoptosis promotes NLRP3 inflammasome activation. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.


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Name: European journal of immunology
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