Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis

, Volume 58, Issue 4, pp 287–294

Hypoxia-inducible Factor 1 as one of the “Signaling Drivers” of Toll-like Receptor-Dependent and Allergic Inflammation


DOI: 10.1007/s00005-010-0083-0

Cite this article as:
Sumbayev, V.V. & Nicholas, S.A. Arch. Immunol. Ther. Exp. (2010) 58: 287. doi:10.1007/s00005-010-0083-0


Hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) is a heterodimeric transcription complex which plays a crucial role in cellular adaptation to low oxygen availability. In the last years there has been increasing evidence about the role of this factor in inflammatory/innate immune reactions. It has also been found to contribute to different types of allergic inflammation. In this review the current knowledge about the accumulation and role of HIF-1 in Toll-like receptor-mediated and allergic inflammation is summarized. Differential biochemical mechanisms employed to stabilize the protein in different cases are discussed.


Inflammation Allergy Toll-like receptors Hypoxia HIF-1 

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© L. Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Wroclaw, Poland 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medway School of PharmacyUniversity of KentKentUK

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