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Aliases for KLRC3 Gene

Aliases for KLRC3 Gene

  • Killer Cell Lectin Like Receptor C3 2 3 5
  • Killer Cell Lectin-Like Receptor Subfamily C, Member 3 2 3
  • NKG2-E-Activating NK Receptor 3 4
  • NK Cell Receptor E 3 4
  • NKG2E 3 4
  • NKG2-E Type II Integral Membrane Protein 3
  • NKG2-E 3

External Ids for KLRC3 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KLRC3 Gene

  • GC12U990043
  • GC12M010687
  • GC12M010465
  • GC12M010456
  • GC12M010564
  • GC12M010307
  • GC12M010718
  • GC12M010781
  • GC12M011018
  • GC12M011305
  • GC12M011539
  • GC12M011731

Summaries for KLRC3 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for KLRC3 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. KLRC3 is a member of the NKG2 group which 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 NKG2 gene family is located within the NK complex, a region that contains several C-type lectin genes preferentially expressed on NK cells. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for KLRC3 Gene

KLRC3 (Killer Cell Lectin Like Receptor C3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KLRC3 include Commensal Bacterial Infectious Disease and Autoimmune Disease Of Gastrointestinal Tract. Among its related pathways are Immune response Role of DAP12 receptors in NK cells and Allograft rejection. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transmembrane signaling receptor activity and carbohydrate binding. An important paralog of this gene is ENSG00000255641.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KLRC3 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.

Additional gene information for KLRC3 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for KLRC3 Gene

Genomics for KLRC3 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for KLRC3 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for KLRC3 Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH12I010420 Promoter 0.6 EPDnew 550.8 +0.0 1 0.1 ZNF335 KLRC3 KLRC4-KLRK1 ENSG00000255641
GH12I010422 Enhancer 0.5 ENCODE 550.8 -1.8 -1782 0.2 SMARCE1 NCOA3 CTBP1 GATA3 DPF2 KLRC3 KLRC1 ENSG00000255641
GH12I010391 Enhancer 1.7 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 19.9 +25.8 25812 7.4 FOXA2 SMAD1 ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 ATF7 RUNX3 DEK JUNB REST KLRK1 KLRA1P KLRC3 KLRC4 KLRC2 LOC101928100 TAS2R31 TAS2R20 MAGOHB TAS2R10
GH12I010384 Promoter/Enhancer 1.7 EPDnew FANTOM5 ENCODE dbSUPER 17.1 +33.2 33157 5.1 FOXA2 ZSCAN4 FEZF1 ZEB1 GTF3C2 FOS ZNF362 YY2 CEBPB ZNF662 KLRK1 GC12P010386 TAS2R19 TAS2R31 TAS2R14 TAS2R10 KLRA1P TAS2R15P MAGOHB TAS2R20
GH12I010303 Promoter/Enhancer 1.5 EPDnew FANTOM5 ENCODE dbSUPER 15.6 +115.5 115533 3.5 JUNB STAT3 FOS BATF EP300 RUNX3 KLRD1 KLRC4-KLRK1 KLRF1 KLRC3 KLRK1 KLRC4 ENSG00000255958 GABARAPL1 KLRC1 KLRC2
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around KLRC3 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the KLRC3 gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for KLRC3 Gene

Genomic Locations for KLRC3 Gene
8,284 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for KLRC3 Gene

Genes around KLRC3 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
KLRC3 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for KLRC3 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for KLRC3 Gene

Proteins for KLRC3 Gene

  • Protein details for KLRC3 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    NKG2-E type II integral membrane protein
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q8WXA4
    • Q96RL0
    • Q9UP04

    Protein attributes for KLRC3 Gene

    240 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    27100 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Can form disulfide-bonded heterodimer with CD94.

    Alternative splice isoforms for KLRC3 Gene


neXtProt entry for KLRC3 Gene

Post-translational modifications for KLRC3 Gene

  • Glycosylation at isoforms=2100, isoforms=2149, and posLast=179179
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for KLRC3 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for KLRC3 Gene

Domains & Families for KLRC3 Gene

Gene Families for KLRC3 Gene

Protein Domains for KLRC3 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for KLRC3 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KLRC3 Gene

Function for KLRC3 Gene

Molecular function for KLRC3 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
natural killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily C,member 3
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Plays a role as a receptor for the recognition of MHC class I HLA-E molecules by NK cells and some cytotoxic T-cells.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for KLRC3 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for KLRC3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004888 transmembrane signaling receptor activity TAS 9683661
GO:0030246 carbohydrate binding IEA --
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for KLRC3 Gene

Localization for KLRC3 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KLRC3 Gene

Membrane; Single-pass type II membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for KLRC3 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 2
cytosol 2
plasma membrane 1
extracellular 1
peroxisome 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for KLRC3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for KLRC3 Gene

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Pathways by source for KLRC3 Gene

1 GeneGo (Thomson Reuters) pathway for KLRC3 Gene

Interacting Proteins for KLRC3 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for KLRC3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006968 cellular defense response TAS 9683661
GO:0007165 signal transduction IEA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for KLRC3 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for KLRC3 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for KLRC3 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for KLRC3 Gene

Unigene Clusters for KLRC3 Gene

Killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily C, member 3:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for KLRC3 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for KLRC3 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for KLRC3 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for KLRC3 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for KLRC3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (x7.5) and Brain - Amygdala (x4.7).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for KLRC3 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of KLRC3 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for KLRC3 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for KLRC3 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Natural killer cells.
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No data available for Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein tissue co-expression partners , Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for KLRC3 Gene

Orthologs for KLRC3 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of mammals.

Orthologs for KLRC3 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia KLRC3 33 34
  • 96.61 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 56 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia NKG2A 34
  • 46 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 26 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Klri1 34
  • 23 (a)
Species where no ortholog for KLRC3 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rat (Rattus norvegicus)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for KLRC3 Gene

Gene Tree for KLRC3 (if available)
Gene Tree for KLRC3 (if available)

Paralogs for KLRC3 Gene

Paralogs for KLRC3 Gene

(9) SIMAP similar genes for KLRC3 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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Variants for KLRC3 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for KLRC3 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 12 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000206562 -- 10,415,088(-) A/T downstream_transcript_variant, genic_downstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant
rs1000242906 -- 10,412,250(-) A/G downstream_transcript_variant
rs1001126688 -- 10,413,888(-) C/T genic_downstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant
rs1002302434 -- 10,419,879(-) T/G coding_sequence_variant, synonymous_variant
rs1002583359 -- 10,414,345(-) C/G genic_downstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for KLRC3 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv2358n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv2359n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv250e214 CNV loss 21293372
dgv263e199 CNV deletion 23128226
dgv270n67 CNV loss 20364138
esv25005 CNV loss 19812545
esv2745535 CNV deletion 23290073
esv32543 CNV loss 17666407
esv3580111 CNV loss 25503493
esv3628535 CNV loss 21293372
esv3892136 CNV loss 25118596
esv4003 CNV loss 18987735
nsv1036390 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1051292 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1131038 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1138097 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv435631 CNV deletion 17901297
nsv521062 CNV gain 19592680
nsv557465 CNV gain 21841781
nsv606 CNV deletion 18451855
nsv832328 CNV gain 17160897
nsv8914 CNV loss 18304495
nsv976573 CNV duplication 23825009

Variation tolerance for KLRC3 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 84.7% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 4.85; 67.30% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for KLRC3 Gene

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No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KLRC3 Gene

Disorders for KLRC3 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(5) MalaCards diseases for KLRC3 Gene - From: DISEASES

- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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Additional Disease Information for KLRC3

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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for KLRC3 Gene

Publications for KLRC3 Gene

  1. Conservation and variation in human and common chimpanzee CD94 and NKG2 genes. (PMID: 11751968) Shum BP … Parham P (Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 2002) 3 4 22 58
  2. Triggering of effector functions on a CD8+ T cell clone upon the aggregation of an activatory CD94/kp39 heterodimer. (PMID: 10201920) Bellón T … Aparicio P (Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 1999) 3 4 22 58
  3. Sequence analysis of a 62-kb region overlapping the human KLRC cluster of genes. (PMID: 9598306) Plougastel B … Trowsdale J (Genomics 1998) 2 3 58
  4. The genomic organization of NKG2C, E, F, and D receptor genes in the human natural killer gene complex. (PMID: 9683661) Glienke J … Francis F (Immunogenetics 1998) 3 4 58
  5. Natural killer lectin-like receptors have divergent carboxy-termini, distinct from C-type lectins. (PMID: 8276468) Adamkiewicz TV … Houchins JP (Immunogenetics 1994) 3 4 58

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