FunctionParticipates in the innate immune response to microbial agents. Cooperates with TLR2 to mediate the innate immune response to bacterial lipoproteins or lipopeptides. Acts via MYD88 and TRAF6, leading to NF-kappa-B activation, cytokine secretion and the inflammatory response.
Tissue specificityUbiquitous. Highly expressed in spleen, ovary, peripheral blood leukocytes, thymus and small intestine.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the Toll-like receptor family. Contains 12 LRR (leucine-rich) repeats. Contains 1 LRRCT domain. Contains 1 TIR domain.