Aliases for KLRC1 Gene
External Ids for KLRC1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for KLRC1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KLRC1 Gene
Natural killer (NK) cells are lymphocytes that can mediate lysis of certain tumor cells and virus-infected cells without previous activation. They can also regulate specific humoral and cell-mediated immunity. The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the killer cell lectin-like receptor family, also called NKG2 family, which is a group of transmembrane proteins preferentially expressed in NK cells. This family of proteins is characterized by the type II membrane orientation and the presence of a C-type lectin domain. This protein forms a complex with another family member, KLRD1/CD94, and has been implicated in the recognition of the MHC class I HLA-E molecules in NK cells. The genes of NKG2 family members form a killer cell lectin-like receptor gene cluster on chromosome 12. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been observed. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2015]
GeneCards Summary for KLRC1 Gene
KLRC1 (Killer Cell Lectin Like Receptor C1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KLRC1 include Bare Lymphocyte Syndrome, Type I and Malaria. Among its related pathways are Immune response Role of DAP12 receptors in NK cells and Class I MHC mediated antigen processing and presentation. Gene Ontology (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 KLRC2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for KLRC1 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.