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PubMed 26588774


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Title: Pyroptosis: Caspase-11 Unlocks the Gates of Death.

Authors: Aude de Gassart, Fabio Martinon

Journal, date & volume: Immunity, 2015 Nov 17 , 43, 835-7

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26588774


Abstract
How inflammatory caspases trigger pyroptotic cell death is mostly unexplained. In this issue of Immunity, Núñez and colleagues report that caspase-11 cleaves the transmembrane channel pannexin-1, causing an efflux of cellular ATP that promotes a P2X7 receptor-dependent pyroptosis.