toll-like receptors

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toll-like receptors (TLR),

a family of pattern-recognition receptors in mammals that can discriminate between chemically diverse classes of microbial products, including bacterial cell-wall components; can elicit pathogen-specific innate cellular immune responses.
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Toll-like receptor 4 and high-mobility group box-1 are involved in ictogenesis and can be targeted to reduce seizures.
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This study aimed to investigate the kidney model of AKI caused by rhabdomyolysis to verify the role of macrophage Toll-like receptor 4/nuclear factor-kappa B (TLR4/NF-?B) signaling pathway.
The Toll-like receptor 2 R753Q mutation modifies cytokine production and Toll-like receptor expression in atopic dermatitis.
Fifteen SNPs of the 7 Toll-like receptor gene (TLR1,2,3,4,5,6, and 9) were amplified by PCR using specific primers (Table 2).
Toll-like receptors are pattern-recognition receptors that play a role in the host defense against invading microbial pathogens.