Journal article

Molecular and spatial mechanisms governing STING signalling

Katherine R Balka, Dominic De Nardo

The FEBS Journal | WILEY | Published : 2020


Detection of microbial nucleic acids via innate immune receptors is critical for establishing host defence against pathogens. The DNA-sensing cGAS-STING pathway has gained increasing attention in the last decade as a key pathway for combating viral and bacterial infections. cGAS-STING activation primarily promotes the secretion of antiviral type I IFNs via the key transcription factor, IRF3. In addition, cGAS-STING signalling also elicits pro-inflammatory cytokines through NF-κB activity. Activation of IRF3 and NF-κB is mediated by the chief signalling receptor protein STING. Interestingly, STING undergoes significant trafficking events across multiple subcellular locations, which regulates ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Professor Benjamin Kile and members of the Kile laboratory (Monash University) for their support and interesting discussions related to the cGAS-STING pathway. We also acknowledge work from authors in the field whom we were unable to include in this review. KRB is supported by a Monash Silver Jubilee Postgraduate Research scholarship (MSJS) and a Monash Graduate Excellence scholarship; DDN is supported, in part, by a Monash University FMNHS Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship.