Interplay between Mitophagy and Inflammasomes in Neurological Disorders

Radhika Kesharwani, Deepaneeta Sarmah, Harpreet Kaur, Leela Mounika, Geetesh Verma, Veeresh Pabbala, Vignesh Kotian, Kiran Kalia, Anupom Borah, Kunjan R. Dave, Dileep R. Yavagal, Pallab Bhattacharya

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Mitophagy and inflammasomes have a pivotal role in the development of neuropathology. Molecular mechanisms behind mitophagy and inflammasomes are well-understood, but lacunae prevail in understanding the crosstalk between them in various neurological disorders. As mitochondrial dysfunction is the prime event in neurodegeneration, the clearance of impaired mitochondria is one of the main tasks for maintaining cell integrity in the majority of neuropathologies. Along with it, inflammasome activation also plays a major role, which is usually followed by mitochondrial dysfunction. The present review highlights basics of autophagy, mitophagy, and inflammasomes and the molecular mechanisms involved, and more importantly, it tries to elaborate the interplay between mitophagy and inflammasomes in various neurological disorders. This will help in upgrading the reader's understanding in exploring the link between mitophagy and inflammasomes, which has dealt with limitations in past studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2195-2208
Number of pages14
JournalACS Chemical Neuroscience
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 15 2019


  • Cerebral ischemia
  • inflammasome
  • mitophagy
  • neurodegenerative disorder
  • neuroinflammation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cell Biology


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