Pyroptosis-Induced Inflammation and Tissue Damage. Academic Article uri icon


  • Programmed cell deaths are pathways involving cells playing an active role in their own destruction. Depending on the signaling system of the process, programmed cell death can be divided into two categories, pro-inflammatory and non-inflammatory. Pyroptosis is a pro-inflammatory form of programmed cell death. Upon cell death, a plethora of cytokines are released and trigger a cascade of responses from the neighboring cells. The pyroptosis process is a double-edged sword, could be both beneficial and detrimental in various inflammatory disorders and disease conditions. A physiological outcome of these responses is tissue damage, and sometimes death of the host. In this review, we focus on the inflammatory response triggered by pyroptosis, and resulting tissue damage in selected organs.

published proceedings

  • J Mol Biol

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Wei, Y., Yang, L., Pandeya, A., Cui, J., Zhang, Y., & Li, Z.

citation count

  • 23

complete list of authors

  • Wei, Yinan||Yang, Ling||Pandeya, Ankit||Cui, Jian||Zhang, Yan||Li, Zhenyu

publication date

  • February 2022