Caging NLRP3 tames inflammasome activity

Kate Schroder, Rebecca C Coll

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How the danger sensor NLRP3 is activated is intensively debated. Using cryo-electron microscopy (EM) approaches, Andreeva and colleagues made the remarkable discovery that inactive NLRP3 forms a double ring of 12-16 monomers that shield its pyrin domains from the cytosol. We discuss this surprising new mechanism of inflammasome regulation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6224-6226
Number of pages3
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2021

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  • Cryoelectron Microscopy
  • Cytosol
  • Inflammasomes
  • NLR Family, Pyrin Domain-Containing 3 Protein


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