Aliases for TLR5 Gene
External Ids for TLR5 Gene
Previous Symbols for TLR5 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the toll-like receptor (TLR) family, which plays a fundamental role in pathogen recognition and activation of innate immune responses. These receptors recognize distinct pathogen-associated molecular patterns that are expressed on infectious agents. The protein encoded by this gene recognizes bacterial flagellin, the principal component of bacterial flagella and a virulence factor. The activation of this receptor mobilizes the nuclear factor NF-kappaB, which in turn activates a host of inflammatory-related target genes. Mutations in this gene have been associated with both resistance and susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus, and susceptibility to Legionnaire disease.[provided by RefSeq, Dec 2009]
GeneCards Summary for TLR5 Gene
TLR5 (Toll-Like Receptor 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TLR5 include systemic lupus erythematosus 1 and melioidosis. Among its related pathways are NF-KappaB Family Pathway and NF-KappaB Family Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include interleukin-1 receptor binding. An important paralog of this gene is TLR6.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TLR5 Gene
Participates in the innate immune response to microbial agents. Mediates detection of bacterial flagellins. Acts via MYD88 and TRAF6, leading to NF-kappa-B activation, cytokine secretion and the inflammatory response.