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ready IPD-KIR - Killer-cell Immunoglobulin-like Receptors


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The database provides a centralised repository for human KIR sequences. Killer-cell Immunoglobulin-like Receptors (KIR) have been shown to be highly polymorphic at the allelic and haplotypic level. KIRs are members of the immunoglobulin superfamily (IgSF) formerly called Killer-cell Inhibitory Receptors. They are composed of two or three Ig-domains, a transmembrane region and cytoplasmic tail which can in turn be short (activatory) or long (inhibitory). The Leukocyte Receptor Complex (LRC) which encodes KIR genes has been shown to be polymorphic, polygenic and complex like the MHC.

How to cite this record IPD-KIR; IPD-KIR - Killer-cell Immunoglobulin-like Receptors; DOI:; Last edited: June 15, 2021, 1:58 p.m.; Last accessed: Sep 20 2021 3:47 a.m.

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IPD--the Immuno Polymorphism Database.

Robinson J., Halliwell JA., McWilliam H., Lopez R., Marsh SG.,
Nucleic Acids Res. 2013

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IPD--the Immuno Polymorphism Database.

Robinson J,Mistry K,McWilliam H,Lopez R,Marsh SG
Nucleic Acids Res 2009

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  • P01-CA-111412 (National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA)