Mutational analysis identifies residues crucial for homodimerization of myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) and for its function in immune cells

Maria Loiarro, Elisabetta Volpe, Vito Ruggiero, Grazia Gallo, Roberto Furlan, Chiara Maiorino, Luca Battistini, Claudio Sette

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Background: MyD88 is an adaptor protein that plays a crucial role in the immune response. Results: We identified residues within the TIR domain of MyD88 required for protein self-association. Conclusion: Interference with the surface of homodimerization identified by these residues inhibits MyD88 function. Significance: The inhibition of MyD88 activity could be a good therapeutic strategy for inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30210-30222
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - Oct 18 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology

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