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SymbolsTLR6 ; CD286
External IDsOMIM605403 MGI1341296 HomoloGene21223 IUPHAR: 1756 GeneCards: TLR6 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
RefSeq (mRNA)NM_006068NM_011604
RefSeq (protein)NP_006059NP_035734
Location (UCSC)Chr 4:
38.83 – 38.86 Mb
Chr 5:
64.95 – 64.96 Mb
PubMed search[1][2]

Toll-like receptor 6 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the TLR6 gene.[1] TLR6 has also been designated as CD286 (cluster of differentiation 286).

The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the toll-like receptor (TLR) family which plays a fundamental role in pathogen recognition and activation of innate immunity. TLRs are highly conserved from Drosophila to humans and share structural and functional similarities. They recognize microbe-associated molecular patterns (MAMPs) that are expressed on infectious agents, and mediate the production of cytokines necessary for the development of effective immunity. The various TLRs exhibit different patterns of expression. This receptor functionally interacts with toll-like receptor 2 to mediate cellular response to bacterial lipoproteins.[2]


  1. ^ Takeuchi O, Kawai T, Sanjo H, Copeland NG, Gilbert DJ, Jenkins NA, Takeda K, Akira S (Jun 1999). "TLR6: A novel member of an expanding toll-like receptor family". Gene 231 (1–2): 59–65. PMID 10231569. doi:10.1016/S0378-1119(99)00098-0. 
  2. ^ "Entrez Gene: TLR6 toll-like receptor 6". 

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