InvivoGen provides monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies targeting human Toll-like receptor 6 (TLR6) for neutralization. Toll-like receptor (TLR) 6, which is closely related to TLR1, is expressed predominantly in spleen, thymus, ovary and lung .
TLR6 cooperates with TLR2 to recognize diacylated lipoproteins (LPs) found in mycoplasma but is not required in the recognition of triacylated LPs found in bacteria .
This suggests that TLR6 is able to discriminate between the N- terminal lipoylated structures of LPs derived from mycoplasma and bacteria.
TLR6 collaboration with TLR2 is essential for the recognition and signal transduction of diacylated LPs, such as MALP- 2 and FSL-1 [2, 3], as well as heat-killed mycoplasma, indicating that TLR6 and TLR2 play a central role in recognizing mycoplasma .
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2. Takeuchi O. et al., 2001. Discrimination of bacterial lipoproteins by Toll-like receptor 6. Int Immunol, 13(7):933-40.
3. Fujita M. et al., 2003. Involvement of leucine residues at positions 107, 112, and 115 in a leucine-rich repeat motif of human Toll-like receptor 2 in the recognition of diacylated lipoproteins and lipopeptides and Staphylococcus aureus peptidoglycans. J Immunol. 171(7):3675-83.