The Extra(cellular) Function of Inflammasomes

By Sashini Ranawana The main research questions in the field of immunology tend to focus on why the immune system sometimes fails to defend against infectious diseases and cancers. It is hard to imagine that the same protective response can have equally disastrous effects when it is overactive. This is the case in the immuneContinue reading “The Extra(cellular) Function of Inflammasomes”

The Extra(cellular) Function of Inflammasomes

By Sashini Ranawana The main research questions in the field of immunology tend to focus on why the immune system sometimes fails to defend against infectious diseases and cancers. It is hard to imagine that the same protective response can have equally disastrous effects when it is overactive. This is seen in the cases ofContinue reading “The Extra(cellular) Function of Inflammasomes”