MyD88, a protein involved in interleukin-1 (IL-1) mediated signalling was originally isolated as myeloid differentiation primary response gene (3,4). MyD88 possesses a N-terminal death domain similar to cytoplasmic segments of TNF receptor 1, Fas, and C-terminal region related to IL-1 and Toll receptors. Overexpression of MyD88 induces activation the c-Jun N-terminal kinase and NF-kB through its death domain (1,2). The C-terminus of MyD88 interacts with the IL-1 receptor and blocks NF-kB activation induced by IL-1, but not by NF-kB.
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Protein Aliases: mutant myeloid differentiation primary response 88; MYD88D; myeloid differentiation primary response gene (88); Myeloid differentiation primary response protein MyD88
Gene Aliases: MYD88; MYD88D