Differential requirements for NAIP5 in activation of the NLRC4 inflammasome

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Abstract

Inflammasomes are cytosolic multiprotein complexes that assemble in response to infectious or noxious stimuli and activate the CASPASE-1 protease. The inflammasome containing the nucleotide binding domain-leucine-rich repeat (NBD-LRR) protein NLRC4 (interleukin-converting enzyme protease-activating factor [IPAF]) responds to the cytosolic presence of bacterial proteins such as flagellin or the inner rod component of bacterial type III secretion systems (e.g., Salmonella PrgJ). In some instances, such as infection with Legionella pneumophila, the activation of the NLRC4 inflammasome requires the presence of a second NBD-LRR protein, NAIP5. NAIP5 also is required for NLRC4 activation by the minimal C-terminal flagellin peptide, which is sufficient to activate NLRC4. However, NLRC4 activation is not always dependent upon NAIP5. In this report, we define the molecular requirements for NAIP5 in the activation of the NLRC4 inflammasome. We demonstrate that the N terminus of flagellin can relieve the requirement for NAIP5 during the activation of the NLRC4 inflammasome. We also demonstrate that NLRC4 responds to the Salmonella protein PrgJ independently of NAIP5. Our results indicate that NAIP5 regulates the apparent specificity of the NLRC4 inflammasome for distinct bacterial ligands.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Karla L Lightfield
  • Jenny Persson
  • Norver J Trinidad
  • Sky W Brubaker
  • Eric M Kofoed
  • John-Demian Sauer
  • Eric A Dunipace
  • Sarah E Warren
  • Edward A Miao
  • Russell E Vance
Externa organisationer
  • University of California, Berkeley
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Läkemedelskemi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1606-14
Antal sidor9
TidskriftInfection and Immunity
Volym79
Utgåva nummer4
StatusPublished - 2011 apr
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Externt publiceradJa