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Aliases for NCR2 Gene

Aliases for NCR2 Gene

  • Natural Cytotoxicity Triggering Receptor 2 2 3 5
  • Lymphocyte Antigen 95 (Activating NK-Receptor; NK-P44) 2 3
  • Natural Killer Cell P44-Related Protein 3 4
  • NK Cell-Activating Receptor 3 4
  • NK-P44 3 4
  • NKP44 3 4
  • LY95 3 4
  • Lymphocyte Antigen 95 Homolog (Activating NK-Receptor; NK-P44) 3
  • NK Cell Activating Receptor (NKp44) 3
  • Lymphocyte Antigen 95 Homolog 4
  • CD336 Antigen 4
  • DJ149M18.1 3
  • CD336 3

External Ids for NCR2 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for NCR2 Gene

  • LY95

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NCR2 Gene

  • GC06P041299
  • GC06P041350
  • GC06P041411
  • GC06P041303
  • GC06P041022
  • GC06P041522

Summaries for NCR2 Gene

GeneCards Summary for NCR2 Gene

NCR2 (Natural Cytotoxicity Triggering Receptor 2) 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. An important paralog of this gene is TREML4.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NCR2 Gene

  • Cytotoxicity-activating receptor that may contribute to the increased efficiency of activated natural killer (NK) cells to mediate tumor cell lysis.

Gene Wiki entry for NCR2 Gene

Additional gene information for NCR2 Gene

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for NCR2 Gene

Genomics for NCR2 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for NCR2 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for NCR2 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
GH06I041332 Enhancer 1.5 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 550.8 -1.6 -1591 2.9 PKNOX1 ATF1 SMAD1 RB1 BMI1 KLF5 IRF4 RAD21 ZNF207 ZNF143 NCR2 TFEB RPL32P15
GH06I041335 Promoter/Enhancer 1 EPDnew dbSUPER 550.8 +0.2 226 0.1 ZFHX2 MLLT1 DPF2 EGR2 NCR2 GC06P041560
GH06I041336 Promoter/Enhancer 0.8 EPDnew dbSUPER 550.8 -0.1 -76 0.1 DPF2 NCR2 RPL32P15
GH06I041337 Enhancer 0.5 dbSUPER 550.8 +1.8 1827 0.5 RNF2 ZNF512 ZFP36 BMI1 FEZF1 NCR2 GC06P041560
GH06I041298 Enhancer 1 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.1 -36.4 -36381 1.6 HDGF SRF SMAD1 TRIM22 JUNB ELF1 ATF2 TARDBP NBN ATF7 NCR2 TREM1 RNU6-643P
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around NCR2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the NCR2 gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for NCR2 Gene

Genomic Locations for NCR2 Gene
15,233 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for NCR2 Gene

Genes around NCR2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
NCR2 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for NCR2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for NCR2 Gene

Proteins for NCR2 Gene

  • Protein details for NCR2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Natural cytotoxicity triggering receptor 2
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q9H562
    • Q9H563
    • Q9H564
    • Q9UMT1
    • Q9UMT2

    Protein attributes for NCR2 Gene

    276 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    30677 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with TYROBP/DAP12. Interacts with KMT2E isoform NKp44L.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for NCR2 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for NCR2 Gene


neXtProt entry for NCR2 Gene

Post-translational modifications for NCR2 Gene

  • Glycosylation at isoforms=2, 3180

Other Protein References for NCR2 Gene

Antibody Products

  • Abcam antibodies for NCR2

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for NCR2 Gene

Domains & Families for NCR2 Gene

Gene Families for NCR2 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • CD markers
  • Predicted membrane proteins

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for NCR2 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the natural cytotoxicity receptor (NCR) family.
  • Belongs to the natural cytotoxicity receptor (NCR) family.
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Function for NCR2 Gene

Molecular function for NCR2 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Cytotoxicity-activating receptor that may contribute to the increased efficiency of activated natural killer (NK) cells to mediate tumor cell lysis.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for NCR2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for NCR2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004888 transmembrane signaling receptor activity TAS 10049942
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 10049942
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with NCR2: view

Phenotypes for NCR2 Gene

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Animal Model Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for NCR2 Gene

Localization for NCR2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NCR2 Gene

Cell membrane; Single-pass type I 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 NCR2 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
extracellular 3
mitochondrion 2
nucleus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for NCR2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane TAS 10049942
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with NCR2: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for NCR2 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for NCR2 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with NCR2: view

Interacting Proteins for NCR2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for NCR2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006968 cellular defense response TAS 10049942
GO:0007165 signal transduction TAS 10049942
GO:0045087 innate immune response TAS --
GO:0050776 regulation of immune response TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with NCR2: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for NCR2 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for NCR2 Gene

(1) Drugs for NCR2 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with NCR2: view

Transcripts for NCR2 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for NCR2 Gene

(4) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(2) Additional mRNA sequences :
(5) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(3) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for NCR2 Gene

Natural cytotoxicity triggering receptor 2:
Representative Sequences:

Inhibitory RNA Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for NCR2 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5 ^ 6
SP2: -

Relevant External Links for NCR2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for NCR2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for NCR2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for NCR2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Small Intestine - Terminal Ileum (x4.9).

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of NCR2 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for NCR2 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for NCR2 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Selectively expressed by activated NK cells and by in vitro cultured (i.e. activated) TCRg/d lymphoid cells.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for NCR2 Gene

  • Blood(4.5)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with NCR2: view

Primer Products

No data available for Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression , Protein tissue co-expression partners and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for NCR2 Gene

Orthologs for NCR2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of mammals.

Orthologs for NCR2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia NCR2 33 34
  • 98.79 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia NCR2 33 34
  • 76.52 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia B430306N03Rik 34
  • 19 (a)
Species where no ortholog for NCR2 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)
  • cow (Bos Taurus)
  • 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)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • 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 NCR2 Gene

Gene Tree for NCR2 (if available)
Gene Tree for NCR2 (if available)

Paralogs for NCR2 Gene

Paralogs for NCR2 Gene

(1) SIMAP similar genes for NCR2 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins: Pseudogenes for NCR2 Gene

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Variants for NCR2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for NCR2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 06 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000061826 -- 41,342,943(+) C/T coding_sequence_variant, intron_variant, missense_variant
rs1000162014 -- 41,342,758(+) G/A intron_variant
rs1000356073 -- 41,348,189(+) C/A genic_downstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant
rs1000720632 -- 41,336,844(+) G/C intron_variant
rs1000790741 -- 41,348,019(+) C/G genic_downstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for NCR2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv3608790 CNV gain 21293372

Variation tolerance for NCR2 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 82.4% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.78; 33.62% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for NCR2 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NCR2 Gene

Disorders for NCR2 Gene

Additional Disease Information for NCR2

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology

No disorders were found for NCR2 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for NCR2 Gene

Publications for NCR2 Gene

  1. NKp44, a triggering receptor involved in tumor cell lysis by activated human natural killer cells, is a novel member of the immunoglobulin superfamily. (PMID: 10049942) Cantoni C … Biassoni R (The Journal of experimental medicine 1999) 2 3 4 22 58
  2. Identification of a cellular ligand for the natural cytotoxicity receptor NKp44. (PMID: 23958951) Baychelier F … Vieillard V (Blood 2013) 3 4 58
  3. Genome-wide association with MRI atrophy measures as a quantitative trait locus for Alzheimer's disease. (PMID: 21116278) Furney SJ … AddNeuroMed Consortium (Molecular psychiatry 2011) 3 44 58
  4. Expressions of natural cytotoxicity receptors and NKG2D on decidual natural killer cells in patients having spontaneous abortions. (PMID: 18023431) Zhang Y … Lin Q (Fertility and sterility 2008) 3 22 58
  5. Expression analysis of the ligands for the Natural Killer cell receptors NKp30 and NKp44. (PMID: 18092004) Byrd A … Watzl C (PloS one 2007) 3 22 58

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