IL-17A

Ligand id: 4982

Name: IL-17A

Species: Human

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Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects
The IL-17A/IL-17R pathway appears to be central in the pathogenesis of psoriasis and other immune-mediated diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and multiple sclerosis [12,17]. IL-17A is a proinflammatory cytokine and is the primary effector of type 17 helper T (Th17) cells [13-14]. IL-17A is also secreted by γδ T cells [5-6], neutrophils, and mast cells [11] found in psoriatic lesions. IL-17A stimulates keratinocytes to secrete chemokines and other proinflammatory mediators that recruit additional inflammatory cells, including neutrophils, Th17 cells, dendritic cells, and innate lymphoid cells [9,12].