MK2 phosphorylation of RIPK1 regulates TNF-mediated cell death

Dondelinger, Yves; Delanghe, Tom; Rojas-Rivera, Diego; Priem, Dario; Delvaeye, Tinneke; Bruggeman, Inge; Van Herreweghe, Franky; Vandenabeele, Peter; Bertrand, Mathieu J. M.


TNF is a master proinflammatory cytokine whose pathogenic role in inflammatory disorders can, in certain conditions, be attributed to RIPK1 kinase-dependent cell death. Survival, however, is the default response of most cells to TNF stimulation, indicating that cell demise is normally actively repressed and that specific checkpoints must be turned off for cell death to proceed. We identified RIPK1 as a direct substrate of MK2 in the TNFR1 signalling pathway. Phosphorylation of RIPK1 by MK2 limits cytosolic activation of RIPK1 and the subsequent assembly of the death complex that drives RIPK1 kinase-dependent apoptosis and necroptosis. In line with these in vitro findings, MK2 inactivation greatly sensitizes mice to the cytotoxic effects of TNF in an acute model of sterile shock caused by RIPK1-dependent cell death. In conclusion, we identified MK2-mediated RIPK1 phosphorylation as an important molecular mechanism limiting the sensitivity of the cells to the cytotoxic effects of TNF.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:000412013400016 Not found in local WOS DB
Título de la Revista: Nature Cell Biology
Volumen: 19
Número: 10
Editorial: Springer Nature
Fecha de publicación: 2017
Página de inicio: 1237
Página final: 1247


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