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Inflammasome Genes

InvivoGen provides an expanding collection of full-length sequenced genes involved in inflammasomes.

Inflammasomes are multimeric protein complexes that are crucial for host defense against infection and response to endogenous danger signals. The canonical inflammasome response is driven by the aggregation of a sensor, such as NLRP3, with the ASC adaptor and pro-caspase-1. Activation of caspase-1 (CASP1) induces the maturation of pro-IL-1β/pro-IL-18 and cleavage of the pore-forming protein gasdermin D (GSDMD). Subsequent GSDMD pore formation at the cell membrane elicits a rapid cell death associated with the release of IL-1β, IL-18, and High Mobility Group Box-1  (HMGB1).

 

Download our Practical guide on InflammasomesDownload our Practical guide on Inflammasomes

 

To further understand how inflammasomes are activated, InvivoGen also provides a number of molecules known as inflammasome inducers or inflammasome inhibitors, as well as several cell lines.

 

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