Interrogation of murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV)-encoded cell-death suppressors revealed that necroptosis functions as a trap door to eliminate virally infected cells. This crucial host defense pathway is orchestrated by the sensing of infection by DAI/ZBP-1, engagement of the kinase RIPK3, and subsequent membrane permeablization by the pseudokinase MLKL.
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- Molecular Biology
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)
- Cancer Research