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Expression of specific inflammasome gene modules stratifies older individuals into two extreme clinical and immunological states

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Medicine, January 2017
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Title
Expression of specific inflammasome gene modules stratifies older individuals into two extreme clinical and immunological states
Published in
Nature Medicine, January 2017
DOI 10.1038/nm.4267
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David Furman, Junlei Chang, Lydia Lartigue, Christopher R Bolen, François Haddad, Brice Gaudilliere, Edward A Ganio, Gabriela K Fragiadakis, Matthew H Spitzer, Isabelle Douchet, Sophie Daburon, Jean-François Moreau, Garry P Nolan, Patrick Blanco, Julie Déchanet-Merville, Cornelia L Dekker, Vladimir Jojic, Calvin J Kuo, Mark M Davis, Benjamin Faustin, Furman, David, Chang, Junlei, Lartigue, Lydia, Bolen, Christopher R, Haddad, François, Gaudilliere, Brice, Ganio, Edward A, Fragiadakis, Gabriela K, Spitzer, Matthew H, Douchet, Isabelle, Daburon, Sophie, Moreau, Jean-François, Nolan, Garry P, Blanco, Patrick, Déchanet-Merville, Julie, Dekker, Cornelia L, Jojic, Vladimir, Kuo, Calvin J, Davis, Mark M, Faustin, Benjamin, Furman D, Chang J, Lartigue L, Bolen CR, Haddad F, Gaudilliere B, Ganio EA, Fragiadakis GK, Spitzer MH, Douchet I, Daburon S, Moreau JF, Nolan GP, Blanco P, Déchanet-Merville J, Dekker CL, Jojic V, Kuo CJ, Davis MM, Faustin B

Abstract

Low-grade, chronic inflammation has been associated with many diseases of aging, but the mechanisms responsible for producing this inflammation remain unclear. Inflammasomes can drive chronic inflammation in the context of an infectious disease or cellular stress, and they trigger the maturation of interleukin-1β (IL-1β). Here we find that the expression of specific inflammasome gene modules stratifies older individuals into two extremes: those with constitutive expression of IL-1β, nucleotide metabolism dysfunction, elevated oxidative stress, high rates of hypertension and arterial stiffness; and those without constitutive expression of IL-1β, who lack these characteristics. Adenine and N(4)-acetylcytidine, nucleotide-derived metabolites that are detectable in the blood of the former group, prime and activate the NLRC4 inflammasome, induce the production of IL-1β, activate platelets and neutrophils and elevate blood pressure in mice. In individuals over 85 years of age, the elevated expression of inflammasome gene modules was associated with all-cause mortality. Thus, targeting inflammasome components may ameliorate chronic inflammation and various other age-associated conditions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 2%
Japan 4 2%
France 3 1%
United States 3 1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 203 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 61 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 44 20%
Student > Master 21 9%
Student > Bachelor 17 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 7%
Other 64 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 62 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 51 23%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 36 16%
Immunology and Microbiology 25 11%
Unspecified 17 8%
Other 31 14%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 855. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 February 2018.
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