Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Toll-Like Receptor 9 (TLR9)

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4411-1

This is a transmembrane receptor, which recognizes molecular patterns derived from pathogens (e.g., their DNA). This TLR9 is expressed in several cells involved in the immunization of a host and belong to the groups of monocytes, dendritic cells, or B lymphocytes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany