NLR family CARD domain containing protein 4 (NLRC4) inflammasome activation and the associated pyroptosis are critical for protection against infection by bacterial pathogens. This protocol presents a detailed procedure to activate and measure NLRC4 inflammasome activation and pyroptosis upon Salmonella Typhimurium infection. The techniques can be adapted to monitoring the activation of other types of inflammasomes and pathogenic stimuli. For comprehensive details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Dong et al. (2021).
- Cell Biology
- Molecular Biology
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)