Aliases:This biomarker is also known as:
- CD282 antigen,
- toll/interleukin-1 receptor-like protein 4,
- toll-like receptor 2,
- toll/interleukin 1 receptor-like 4,
- Toll/interleukin-1 receptor-like protein 4,
TLR2, or toll-like receptor 2, is a member of the Toll-like receptor (TLR) family which plays a fundamental role in pathogen recognition and activation of innate immunity. TLR2 is involved in the innate immune response to bacterial lipoproteins and other microbial cell wall components. TLR2 also plays a role in NF-kappa-B activation, cytokine secretion and the inflammatory response.
There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.
The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…
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TLR2 gene polymorphisms have been related to increased susceptibility to cancer development in various organs, including breast cancer.
TLR2 was one of numerous potential early detection biomarkers specific to triple-negative breast cancer in multiple pathways identified.
- Discovery and preliminary confirmation of novel early detection biomarkers for triple-negative breast cancer using preclinical plasma samples from the Women's Health Initiative observational study.
- Plasma biomarker profiles differ depending on breast cancer subtype but RANTES is consistently increased.
- Hypermethylation of the AKAP12 promoter is a biomarker of Barrett's-associated esophageal neoplastic progression.