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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

TRAIL-R as a negative regulator of innate immune cell responses.

TRAIL receptor (TRAIL-R) signaling has been implicated in inducing apoptosis in tumor cells, but little is understood about its physiological function. Here, we report the generation and characterization of TRAIL-R(-/-) mice, which develop normal lymphocyte populations but possess enhanced innate immune responses. TRAIL-R(-/-) mice exhibited increased clearance of murine cytomegalovirus that correlated with increased levels of IL-12, IFN-alpha, and IFN-gamma. Stimulation of macrophages with Mycobacterium and Toll-like receptor (TLR)-2, -3, and -4, but not TLR9, ligands resulted in high levels of TRAIL upregulation and enhanced cytokine production in TRAIL-R(-/-) cells. The immediate-early TLR signaling events in TRAIL-R(-/-) macrophages and dendritic cells are normal, but I kappa B-alpha homeostatic regulation and NF-kappa B activity at later time points is perturbed. These data suggest that TRAIL-R negatively regulates innate immune responses.[1]


  1. TRAIL-R as a negative regulator of innate immune cell responses. Diehl, G.E., Yue, H.H., Hsieh, K., Kuang, A.A., Ho, M., Morici, L.A., Lenz, L.L., Cado, D., Riley, L.W., Winoto, A. Immunity (2004) [Pubmed]
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