Aliases for KLRD1 Gene
External Ids for KLRD1 Gene
Previous Symbols for KLRD1 Gene
Natural killer (NK) cells are a distinct lineage of lymphocytes that mediate cytotoxic activity and secrete cytokines upon immune stimulation. Several genes of the C-type lectin superfamily, including members of the NKG2 family, are expressed by NK cells and may be involved in the regulation of NK cell function. KLRD1 (CD94) is an antigen preferentially expressed on NK cells and is classified as a type II membrane protein because it has an external C terminus. Three transcript variants encoding two different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for KLRD1 Gene
KLRD1 (Killer Cell Lectin-Like Receptor Subfamily D, Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KLRD1 include t-cell large granular lymphocyte leukemia. Among its related pathways are Signaling by FGFR and Signaling by FGFR. GO annotations related to this gene include carbohydrate binding and transmembrane signaling receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is KLRC1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KLRD1 Gene
Plays a role as a receptor for the recognition of MHC class I HLA-E molecules by NK cells and some cytotoxic T-cells