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Séminaire Damien Arnoult

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Directeur de Recherche CNRS, INSERM U1197,

Hôpital Paul Brousse, Villejuif


"A cytosolic unfolded protein response controls the scaffolding and signaling of innate immune complexes"


Résumé :

Multiple cytosolic innate sensors form large signalosomes after activation, but this assembly needs to be tightly regulated to avoid accumulation of misfolded aggregates. We found that the eIF2α kinase heme-regulated inhibitor (HRI) controls NOD1 signalosome folding and activation through a process requiring eukaryotic initiation factor 2α (eIF2α), the transcription factor ATF4, and the heat shock protein HSPB8. The HRI/eIF2α signaling axis was also essential for signaling downstream of the innate immune mediators NOD2, MAVS, and TRIF but dispensable for pathways dependent on MyD88 or STING. Moreover, filament-forming α-synuclein activated HRI-dependent responses, which suggests that the HRI pathway may restrict toxic oligomer formation. We propose that HRI, eIF2α, and HSPB8 define a novel cytosolic unfolded protein response (cUPR) essential for optimal innate immune signaling by large molecular platforms, functionally homologous to the PERK/eIF2α/HSPA5 axis of the endoplasmic reticulum UPR.

Bref descriptif :

Damien Arnoult is investigating innate immunity. His interest focuses on cytosolic innate sensors and their relationship with mitochondria. His recent work has revealed a new linking sensing of unfolded proteins and innate immune receptors.


  • Nom : Johan GARAUDE