Receptor for IL17A and IL17F. Binds its IL17A ligand with low affinity, suggesting that additional components are involved in IL17A-induced signaling.
Defects in IL17RA are the cause of familial candidiasis type 5 (CANDF5) [MIM:613953]. CANDF5 is a rare disorder with altered immune responses and impaired clearance of fungal infections, selective against Candida. It is characterized by persistent and/or recurrent infections of the skin, nails and mucous membranes caused by organisms of the genus Candida, mainly Candida albicans.