University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Title

(De-) oiling inflammasomes

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology

Date

6-27-2013

Document Type

Response or Comment

Medical Subject Headings

Animals; Carrier Proteins; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Docosahexaenoic Acids; Eicosapentaenoic Acid; Inflammasomes; Inflammation; Macrophages

Disciplines

Immunity

Abstract

Activation of inflammasome signaling can produce harmful inflammation. In this issue of Immunity, Yan et al. (2013) suggest that omega-3 fatty acids commonly found in marine oils can suppress activation of NLRP3 and NLRP1b inflammasomes.

Comments

Citation: Marty-Roix R, Lien E. (De-) oiling inflammasomes. Immunity. 2013 Jun 27;38(6):1088-90. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2013.06.006.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

23809158