a tumor suppressor which may act by repressing NF-kappa-B transcriptional activity. Induced by interferon gamma. Defects in AIM2 may be a cause of microsatellite unstable colon cancers. AIM2 and various NOD-like receptors form multiprotein complexes called inflammasomes, which mediate caspase-1-dependent processing of pro-IL-1beta. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Tumor suppressor
Cellular Component: cytoplasm; nucleus; cytosol
Molecular Function: identical protein binding; protein binding; double-stranded DNA binding
Biological Process: apoptosis; positive regulation of interleukin-1 beta secretion; activation of NF-kappaB transcription factor; positive regulation of protein oligomerization; positive regulation of interleukin-1 beta production; tumor necrosis factor-mediated signaling pathway; inhibition of NF-kappaB transcription factor; innate immune response; interleukin-1 beta secretion; immune response; positive regulation of defense response to virus by host; inflammatory response; activation of innate immune response
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.