DEx/H-box helicases activate type I IFN and inflammatory cytokines production

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Homo sapiens
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DHX36 and DHX9 are aspartate-glutamate-any amino acid aspartate/histidine (DExD/H) box helicase (DHX) proteins that localize in the cytosol. The DHX RNA helicases family includes a large number of proteins that are implicated in RNA metabolism. Members of this family, RIG-1 and MDA5, have been shown to sense a non-self RNA leading to type I IFN production. RNA helicases DHX36 and DHX9 were found to trigger host responses to non-self DNA in MyD88-dependent manner. DHX36 sensed CpG class A, while DHX9 sensed CpG class B. Both DHX36 and DHX9 were critical for antiviral immune responses in viral DNA-stimulated human plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC) (Kim T et al. 2010).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
20696886 Aspartate-glutamate-alanine-histidine box motif (DEAH)/RNA helicase A helicases sense microbial DNA in human plasmacytoid dendritic cells

Kim, T, Pazhoor, S, Bao, M, Zhang, Z, Hanabuchi, S, Facchinetti, V, Bover, L, Plumas, J, Chaperot, L, Qin, J, Liu, YJ

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2010
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