Gasdermin offers insight into coral necrotic death

IMAGE: Cleavage of GSDME by caspase 3. view more  Credit: IOCAS Pyroptosis is a highly inflammatory form of programmed necrotic cell death that acts as a defense mechanism against the infection of bacterial and viral pathogens. Pyroptosis is executed by gasdermin, a family of pore-forming proteins. Gasdermin-mediated pyroptosis is characterized by rapid cell swelling, membrane disruption, […]