Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits lipoteichoic acid binding activity; peptide binding activity; and protein heterodimerization activity. Involved in several processes, including positive regulation of cytokine production; positive regulation of defense response; and response to bacterium. Localizes to the Toll-like receptor 2-Toll-like receptor 6 protein complex and external side of plasma membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including autoimmune hypersensitivity disease (multiple); dermatitis (multiple); eye disease (multiple); rhinitis (multiple); and tuberculosis (multiple). Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; early embryo; genitourinary system; and immune system. Orthologous to human TLR2 (toll like receptor 2).