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Taming the inflammasome


The NLRP3 inflammasome is involved in the molecular etiology of multiple autoinflammatory diseases. Two studies identify inhibitors of NLRP3 activation and might pave the way for new treatment options for a variety of diseases.

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Figure 1: Inhibitors of the NLRP3 inflammasome.


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Levy, M., Thaiss, C. & Elinav, E. Taming the inflammasome. Nat Med 21, 213–215 (2015).

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