Advanced Search

Home > Journals > Minerva Biotecnologica > Past Issues > Minerva Biotecnologica 2015 December;27(4) > Minerva Biotecnologica 2015 December;27(4):219-23

ISSUES AND ARTICLES   MOST READ   eTOC

CURRENT ISSUEMINERVA BIOTECNOLOGICA

A Journal on Biotechnology and Molecular Biology

Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 0,246

Frequency: Quarterly

ISSN 1120-4826

Online ISSN 1827-160X

 

Minerva Biotecnologica 2015 December;27(4):219-23

    REVIEWS

SIGIRR/TIR8: a potential therapeutic target for inflammation treatment

Tejeda Gómez Y. 1, Pentón Rol G. 2, Fernández Massó J. R. 1

1 Pharmacogenomics Division, Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Havana, Cuba;
2 Clinical Trials Division, Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Havana, Cuba

Inflammation is a fundamental response to tissue injury and invasion of pathogens, but it is detrimental in clinically important inflammatory disorders. Despite the extended use of conventional anti-inflammatory drugs there is a need for new drugs and therapeutic targets to overcome the high risk disadvantages related to such use. SIGIRR/TIR8 is a phylogenetically conserved molecule which is widely expressed in the organism and plays a key role in innate immune response and T helper polarization. It regulates NF-kB pathway triggered by IL1R1 and TLRs. The ability to dampen signaling from ILRs and TLRs family members makes TIR8/SIGIRR a key regulator of inflammation. This review summarizes the most recent and outstanding evidences on SIGIRR/TIR8 expression and regulation which make this molecule a promising target for new drugs development in anti-inflammatory therapy against autoimmune diseases (e. g. systemic lupus erythematosus), rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, gut inflammation diseases and others.

language: English


FULL TEXT  REPRINTS

top of page