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Definition of "inflammasome" [inflammasome]

  • A multi-protein complex that is responsible for inflammatory rheumatic diseases via activation of caspases (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "inflammasome" in a sentence
  • "Nlrp3 works by anchoring a large, multi-protein complex known as the Nlrp3 inflammasome where the messenger protein interleukin 18 (IL-18) is made."
  • "In this study, researchers showed IL-18 produced by the Nlrp3 inflammasome helped mice maintain healthy colon by triggering production of more epithelial cells to compensate for those damaged or destroyed by colitis."
  • "The missing link: how the inflammasome senses oxidative stress"
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