Aliases for KLRD1 Gene
External Ids for KLRD1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for KLRD1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers 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 D1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KLRD1 include large granular lymphocyte leukemia and behcet's disease. Among its related pathways are Immune System and Innate Lymphoid Cell Differentiation Pathways. GO annotations related to this gene include transmembrane signaling receptor activity and MHC class I protein complex binding. 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.