Summary: The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the Toll-like receptor (TLR) family which plays a fundamental role in pathogen recognition and activation of innate immunity. TLRs are highly conserved from Drosophila to humans and share structural and functional similarities. They recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns that are expressed on infectious agents, and mediate the production of cytokines necessary for the development of effective immunity. The various TLRs exhibit different patterns of expression. This receptor has been implicated in signal transduction events induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) found in most gram-negative bacteria. Mutations in this gene have been associated with differences in LPS responsiveness. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2012].
These shRNA constructs were designed against multiple splice variants at this gene locus. To be certain that your variant of interest is targeted, align it with our published shRNA design sequences. If these do not align, please utilize our custom shRNA service.
OriGene guarantees that the sequences in the shRNA expression cassettes are verified to correspond to the target gene with 100% identity. One of the four constructs at minimum are guaranteed to produce 70% or more gene expression knock-down provided a minimum transfection efficiency of 80% is achieved. Western Blot data is recommended over qPCR to evaluate the silencing effect of the shRNA constructs 72 hrs post transfection. To properly assess knockdown, the gene expression level from the included scramble control vector must be used in comparison with the target-specific shRNA transfected samples.
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The use of this shRNA has been cited in the following citations:
HSV-2 Increases TLR4-Dependent Phosphorylated IRFs and IFN-ß Induction in Cervical Epithelial Cells, Liu, H;Chen, K;Feng, W;Guo, J;Li, H;,
PLoS ONE e94806 9 4. April 2014
[TLR4] TLR4-MyD88/Mal-NF-kB Axis Is Involved in Infection of HSV-2 in Human Cervical Epithelial Cells, Liu, H;Chen, K;Feng, W;Wu, X;Li, H;,
PLoS ONE e80327 Nov 2013
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