Special Issue "Inflammasome 2.0"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2021.
2. Department of Pathology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Interests: NLRP3 inflammasome; inflammatory disease; renal disease; neurodegenerative diseases; cytokines; anti-inflammatory drug development; autophagy; drug repositioning
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Inflammasomes are cytosolic caspase-1-containing protein complexes which recognize and respond to pathogen infection and diverse sterile host-derived or environmental danger signals to promote inflammatory disease development. Activation of inflammasomes leads to caspase-1-dependent maturation and release of proinflammatory cytokines IL-1β and IL-18 and promotes Gasdermin D-dependent pyroptotic cell death. Dysregulation of inflammasomes is associated with a number of inflammatory conditions, such as metabolic disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney injury, and infectious diseases. As inflammasomes respond to a broad range of medically relevant stimuli, inflammasomes become a highly desirable drug target to treat a wide range of human diseases. Small molecule inhibitors targeting inflammasomes offer a new therapeutic strategy in new drug development. This Special Issue, “Inflammasome”, welcomes original research and review articles in the field, with a focus on but not limited to the molecular and mechanistic basis for inflammasome activation, inflammasome-associated pathogenesis, inflammasome inhibitor development, and inflammasome-specific therapeutics.
Prof. Kuo-Feng Hua
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- Inflammatory disease
- Inflammasome inhibitor
- Sterile inflammation