Toll-like receptor

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A family of receptors, the first example having been the Drosophila toll receptor, that are involved in innate immunity. They are transmembrane proteins with significant homology in their cytoplasmic domains to the IL-1 receptor type I (see TIR domain) that recognize and respond to microbial components such as lipopolysaccharide.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Medicine and Health.

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