IL-17 Receptors

IL-17 binds to IL-17 receptors (IL-17 R), which shares no homology with any known family of receptors. While the expression of IL-17 is restricted to activated T cells, IL-17 R mRNA exhibits a broad tissue distribution, and has been detected in virtually all cells and tissues tested. The amino acid sequence of human IL-17 R is 69% identical to mouse IL-17 R.