Inflammasome activation by altered proteostasis.

The Journal of biological chemistry (2013-11-02)
Jin Na Shin, Elmoataz Abdel Fattah, Abhisek Bhattacharya, Soyoung Ko, N Tony Eissa

The association between altered proteostasis and inflammatory disorders has been increasingly recognized, but the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. In this study, we show that deficiency of either autophagy or sequestosome 1 (p62 or SQSTM) led to inflammasome hyperactivation in response to LPS and ATP in primary macrophages and in mice in vivo. Importantly, induction of protein misfolding by puromycin, thapsigargin, or geldanamycin resulted in inflammasome activation that was more pronounced in autophagy- or p62-deficient macrophages. Accumulation of misfolded proteins caused inflammasome activation by inducing generation of nonmitochondrial reactive oxygen species and lysosomal damage, leading to release of cathepsin B. Our results suggest that altered proteostasis results in inflammasome activation and thus provide mechanisms for the association of altered proteostasis with inflammatory disorders.

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Cathepsin B from human placenta, lyophilized powder, ≥5 units/mg protein
Cathepsin B from human liver, buffered aqueous solution, ≥1,500 units/mg protein (E1%/280)
Cathepsin B from bovine spleen, lyophilized powder, ≥10 units/mg protein