Aliases for KLRC2 Gene
External Ids for KLRC2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KLRC2 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. NK cells preferentially express several calcium-dependent (C-type) lectins, which have been implicated in the regulation of NK cell function. The group, designated KLRC (NKG2) are expressed primarily in natural killer (NK) cells and encodes a family of transmembrane proteins characterized by a type II membrane orientation (extracellular C terminus) and the presence of a C-type lectin domain. The KLRC (NKG2) gene family is located within the NK complex, a region that contains several C-type lectin genes preferentially expressed on NK cells. KLRC2 alternative splice variants have been described but their full-length nature has not been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for KLRC2 Gene
KLRC2 (Killer Cell Lectin Like Receptor C2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Hematopoietic Stem Cell Differentiation Pathways and Lineage-specific Markers and Innate Immune System. 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 ENSG00000255641.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KLRC2 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.