• Human Toll-like Receptor 8 (TLR8) Is an Important Sensor of Pyogenic Bacteria, and Is Attenuated by Cell Surface TLR Signaling 

      Moen, Siv Helen; Ehrnström, Birgitta; Kojen, June Frengen; Yurchenko, Mariya; Beckwith, Kai Sandvold; Afset, Jan Egil; Damås, Jan Kristian; Zhenyi, Hu; Hang, Yin; Espevik, Terje; Stenvik, Jørgen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      TLR8 is an endosomal sensor of RNA degradation products in human phagocytes, and is involved in the recognition of viral and bacterial pathogens. We previously showed that in human primary monocytes and monocyte derived ...
    • SLAMF1 is required for TLR4-mediated TRAM-TRIF dependent signaling in human macrophages 

      Yurchenko, Mariya; Skjesol, Astrid; Ryan, Liv; Richard, Gabriel Mary; Kandasamy, Richard Kumaran; Wang, Ninghai; Terhorst, Cox; Husebye, Harald; Espevik, Terje (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Signaling lymphocytic activation molecule family 1 (SLAMF1) is an Ig-like receptor and a costimulatory molecule that initiates signal transduction networks in a variety of immune cells. In this study, we report that SLAMF1 ...
    • The TLR4 adaptor TRAM controls the phagocytosis of Gram-negative bacteria by interacting with the Rab11-family interacting protein 2 

      Skjesol, Astrid; Yurchenko, Mariya; Bösl, Korbinian; Gravastrand, Caroline S.; Nilsen, Kaja Elisabeth; Grøvdal, Lene Melsæther; Agliano, Federica; Patane, Francesco; Lentini, Germana; Kim, Hera; Teti, Giuseppe; Sharma, Aditya Kumar; Kandasamy, Richard Kumaran; Sporsheim, Bjørnar; Starheim, Kristian K.; Golenbock, Douglas T.; Stenmark, Harald; McCaffrey, Mary; Espevik, Terje; Husebye, Harald (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Phagocytosis is a complex process that eliminates microbes and is performed by specialised cells such as macrophages. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is expressed on the surface of macrophages and recognizes Gram-negative ...
    • Toll-Like Receptor 8 Is a Major Sensor of Group B Streptococcus But Not Escherichia coli in Human Primary Monocytes and Macrophages 

      Ehrnstrøm, Birgitta; Beckwith, Kai Sandvold; Yurchenko, Mariya; Moen, Siv Helen; Frengen Kojen, June; Lentini, Germana; Teti, G.; Damås, Jan Kristian; Espevik, Terje; Stenvik, Jørgen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      TLR8 is the major endosomal sensor of degraded RNA in human monocytes and macrophages. It has been implicated in the sensing of viruses and more recently also bacteria. We previously identified a TLR8-IFN regulatory factor ...