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Bayonets over bombs: RIPK3 and MLKL restrict Listeria without triggering necroptosis
J Cell Biol. 2019 May 16;218(6) :1773-1775
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Abstract
RIPK3 induces necroptosis by phosphorylating MLKL, which then induces plasma membrane rupture and necrotic cell death. In this issue, Sai et al. (2019. J. Cell Biol. https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.201810014) show that RIPK3-MLKL signaling in epithelial cells promotes Listeria clearance by directly suppressing cytosolic bacterial replication, without activating cell death.
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1540-8140 Zhang, Ting Balachandran, Siddharth ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2084-1803 Journal Article Comment United States J Cell Biol. 2019 May 16. pii: jcb.201905047. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201905047.