Mus musculus Gene: Tlr7
InnateDB Gene IDBG-64550.1
Last Modified 2018-06-05 [Report errors or provide feedback]
Gene Symbol Tlr7
Gene Name toll-like receptor 7
Species Mus musculus
Ensembl Gene ENSMUSG00000044583
Encoded Proteins
toll-like receptor 7
toll-like receptor 7
toll-like receptor 7
toll-like receptor 7
toll-like receptor 7
Protein Structure
Useful resources Stemformatics EHFPI ImmGen
InnateDB Annotation
Tlr7, 9, and 3 interact with the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane protein UNC93B and this is essential for proper TLR signaling.
Tlr7 is expressed in C-fiber primary sensory neurons and is important for inducing itch (pruritus), but is not necessary for eliciting mechanical, thermal, inflammatory and neuropathic pain in mice
Tlr7 signaling pathway plays a pivotal role in fungal pathogen recognition and is essential for the subsequent Ifnb signaling.
Tlr7 requires proteolytic processing in endolysosome by asparagine endopeptidase and cathepsin in the endolysosome to initiate signalling.
Tlr7 agonist, such as imidazoquinolines, accumulate in the MHC class II loading compartment - this pH-dependent localization is required for the activation of plasmacytoid dendritic cells. (Demonstrated in human)
TLR7 inflammatory signalling leads to cardiac fibrosis in autoimmune associated congenital heart block.. (Demonstrated in human)
Tlr7 and Tlr8 are translocated from the endoplasmic reticulum to the endosome in the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies, as a consequence, plasmacytoid dendritic cells become dramatically sensitized to Tlr7/8 agonists and this may play a role in systemic autoimmunity.
Tlr7 is responsible for the detection of retroviruses and serves as a key checkpoint controlling the development of germinal center B cells.
Tlr7 signalling induces autophagy in HIV-infected plasmacytoid dendritic cells; this process is necessary for the induction of IFN-alpha. (Demonstrated in mice)
Tlr7 binds to exosomal Mir21 and Mir29a secreted by tumour cells and initiates a prometastatic inflammatory response.
Aberrant TLR7 activation induces Epstein-Barr viral protein LMP1 expression, which exacerbates IFN production in lupus patients. (Demonstrated in human)
Tlr7 contributes to the control of activated endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) and ERV-induced tumours.
Mir126-Kdr axis is an important regulator of the innate response. Mir126 controls the survival and function of plasmacytoid dendritic cells and regulates gene expression of Tlr7, Tlr9, Nfkb1 and Kdr.
Treml4 is an essential positive regulator of Tlr7 signalling. Treml4(-/-) macrophages are hyporesponsive to Tlr7 agonists and fail to produce type I interferons due to impaired phosphorylation of Stat1 by Mapk14 and decreased recruitment of Myd88 to Tlr7.
Neuronal Tlr7 recognizes endogenous ligands such as the miRNAs Let7c and miR21 and plays a negative role in controlling neuronal growth in a cell-autonomous manner.
Extracellular RNA of cardiac origin exhibits a potent pro-inflammatory property in vitro and in vivo and induces cytokine production through Tlr7-Myd88 signalling.
Entrez Gene
Summary Currently no Entrez Summary Available. You might want to check the Summary Sections of the Orthologs.
Gene Information
Type Protein coding
Genomic Location Chromosome X:167304929-167330558
Strand Reverse strand
Band F5
ENSMUST00000060719 ENSMUSP00000061853
ENSMUST00000112161 ENSMUSP00000107787
ENSMUST00000112164 ENSMUSP00000107789
ENSMUST00000137492 ENSMUSP00000120922
ENSMUST00000145284 ENSMUSP00000114305
Number of Interactions This gene and/or its encoded proteins are associated with 6 experimentally validated interaction(s) in this database.
They are also associated with 9 interaction(s) predicted by orthology.
Experimentally validated
Total 6 [view]
Protein-Protein 6 [view]
Protein-DNA 0
Protein-RNA 0
Predicted by orthology
Total 9 [view]
Gene Ontology

Molecular Function
Accession GO Term
GO:0003725 double-stranded RNA binding
GO:0003727 single-stranded RNA binding
GO:0004888 transmembrane signaling receptor activity
GO:0005515 protein binding
GO:0008144 drug binding
GO:0035197 siRNA binding
Biological Process
GO:0001774 microglial cell activation
GO:0001932 regulation of protein phosphorylation
GO:0002224 toll-like receptor signaling pathway
GO:0002376 immune system process
GO:0002755 MyD88-dependent toll-like receptor signaling pathway
GO:0006954 inflammatory response
GO:0006955 immune response
GO:0007165 signal transduction
GO:0007252 I-kappaB phosphorylation
GO:0032722 positive regulation of chemokine production
GO:0032755 positive regulation of interleukin-6 production
GO:0032757 positive regulation of interleukin-8 production
GO:0034154 toll-like receptor 7 signaling pathway
GO:0042346 positive regulation of NF-kappaB import into nucleus
GO:0045078 positive regulation of interferon-gamma biosynthetic process
GO:0045087 innate immune response (InnateDB)
GO:0045356 positive regulation of interferon-alpha biosynthetic process
GO:0045359 positive regulation of interferon-beta biosynthetic process
GO:0045416 positive regulation of interleukin-8 biosynthetic process
GO:0051607 defense response to virus
GO:0071260 cellular response to mechanical stimulus
Cellular Component
GO:0005737 cytoplasm
GO:0005764 lysosome
GO:0005768 endosome
GO:0005783 endoplasmic reticulum
GO:0005789 endoplasmic reticulum membrane
GO:0005886 plasma membrane
GO:0016020 membrane
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane
GO:0031410 cytoplasmic vesicle
GO:0032009 early phagosome
GO:0043235 receptor complex
GO:0045335 phagocytic vesicle
No orthologs found for this gene
Toll-Like Receptors Cascades pathway
TRAF6 mediated IRF7 activation in TLR7/8 or 9 signaling pathway
Innate Immune System pathway
Trafficking and processing of endosomal TLR pathway
MyD88 dependent cascade initiated on endosome pathway
Toll Like Receptor 7/8 (TLR7/8) Cascade pathway
Toll Like Receptor 9 (TLR9) Cascade pathway
Immune System pathway
TRAF6 mediated induction of NFkB and MAP kinases upon TLR7/8 or 9 activation pathway
Toll-like receptor signaling pathway pathway
Measles pathway
Influenza A pathway
UniProt Splice Variant
Entrez Gene
RefSeq NM_001290755 NM_001290756 NM_001290757 NM_001290758 NM_133211 XM_006528713 XM_011247785 XM_011247786
CCDS CCDS30531 CCDS72469
MGI Symbol
RNA Seq Atlas