This locus represents naturally occurring read-through transcription between the neighboring KLRC4 (killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily C, member 4) and KLRK1 (killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily K, member 1) genes on chromosome 12. The read-through transcript includes an alternate 5' exon and lacks a significant portion of the KLRC4 coding sequence, including the start codon, and it thus encodes the KLRK1 protein. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2010]
GeneCards Summary for KLRC4-KLRK1 Gene
KLRC4-KLRK1 (KLRC4-KLRK1 Readthrough) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Immune response Role of DAP12 receptors in NK cells and Malaria. GO annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and carbohydrate binding. An important paralog of this gene is KLRC1.