Recently, we reported that HaCaT human keratinocytes secreted leucine-rich repeat LGI family member 3 (LGI3) protein after exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) irradiation. In the present study, we aimed to determine whether LGI3 is also released in response to stimulation by lipopolysaccharides (LPS), membrane components of gram-negative bacteria. Our results showed that LGI3 was indeed secreted by LPS-stimulated HaCaT cells. We also found that LPS potently stimulated the induction of cycloxygenase-2 (COX-2), which is involved in the inflammatory response. In addition, LPS-induced LGI3 secretion and COX-2 expression were blocked by NS-398, a selective COX-2 inhibitor. Moreover, LPS activated nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) via a TRIF-dependent pathway, and activated NF-κB led to LGI3 production in HaCaT cells. For the first time, we predicted the LGI3 promoter sequence and demonstrated that NF-κB bound to the LGI3 gene promoter region. LPS treatment also increased the expression of a disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain-containing protein 22 (ADAM22), a candidate LGI3 receptor. Furthermore, co-immunoprecipitation, flow cytometry, and immunocytochemistry revealed that LGI3 associated with ADAM22 in LPS-treated keratinocytes. Thus, ADAM22 may be an LGI3 receptor in human keratinocytes. Taken together, these data suggest that the TRIF-dependent pathway is a novel regulator of LGI3 secretion in response to LPS stimulation in HaCaT cells and that keratinocyte-derived LGI3 interacts with ADAM22 and mediates LPS-induced inflammation. Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.