Type I Inteferon Gene Induction by the Interferon Regulatory Factor Family of Transcription Factors

Kenya Honda, Akinori Takaoka, Tadatsugu Taniguchi

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Abstract

Induction of type I interferons (IFNs) by viruses and other pathogens is crucial for innate immunity, and it is mediated by the activation of pattern-recognition receptors, such as Toll-like receptors and cytosolic receptors such as RIG-I and MDA5. The type I IFN induction is primarily controlled at the gene transcriptional level, wherein a family of transcription factors, interferon regulatory factors (IRFs), plays central roles. Here, we summarize the recent studies on IRFs, providing a paradigm of how genes are ingeniously regulated during immune responses. We also consider some evolutional aspects on the IFN-IRF system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-360
Number of pages12
JournalImmunity
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep
Externally publishedYes

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Interferon Regulatory Factors
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Pattern Recognition Receptors
Toll-Like Receptors
Innate Immunity
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Viruses

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  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology

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Type I Inteferon Gene Induction by the Interferon Regulatory Factor Family of Transcription Factors. / Honda, Kenya; Takaoka, Akinori; Taniguchi, Tadatsugu.

In: Immunity, Vol. 25, No. 3, 09.2006, p. 349-360.

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Honda, Kenya ; Takaoka, Akinori ; Taniguchi, Tadatsugu. / Type I Inteferon Gene Induction by the Interferon Regulatory Factor Family of Transcription Factors. In: Immunity. 2006 ; Vol. 25, No. 3. pp. 349-360.
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