Fighting the Flu with Inflammasome Signaling

David M. Owen, Michael Gale

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A wide variety of stimuli induce the inflammasome, but little is known about its role in immune protection against viruses. In this issue of Immunity, Allen et al. (2009) and Thomas et al. (2009) describe a critical role for NLRP3 induction of the inflammasome and protection against influenza virus infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)476-478
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 17 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases


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