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Innate sensing of self and non-self RNAs by Toll-like receptors.

Toll-like receptors (TLRs) have an important role in innate immunity in mammals by recognizing conserved microbial components that are known as pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). Although the majority of these receptors sense pathogen components on the cell surface, a subset of them (TLR3, TLR7, TLR8 and TLR9) senses viral and bacterial nucleic acids in endosomal compartments. Of considerable interest is the recent finding that TLR7 and TLR8 can also recognize small interfering RNA (siRNA), which is the main effector in RNA interference. This immune activation by siRNAs can be abrogated by the 2'-ribose modification of uridines. Here, we discuss the recent developments that have expanded the understanding of self-non-self discrimination of RNAs by the innate immune system, and consider future directions for therapeutic applications of these findings.[1]


  1. Innate sensing of self and non-self RNAs by Toll-like receptors. Sioud, M. Trends in molecular medicine. (2006) [Pubmed]
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