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NK cell receptors: evolution and diversity

NK cell receptors: evolution and diversity
NK cell receptors: evolution and diversity
Natural Killer cell functions are regulated by combinations of activating and inhibitory receptors, derived from a number of different gene families. This review focuses on receptors for MHC class I, which include the killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR) and the CD94:NKG2 family of receptors. In particular the KIR are diverse and rapidly co-evolving with their classical MHC class I ligands. Thus NK cells are part of the innate immune system that are continuing to adapt to the challenges of pathogens.
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Borhis, Gwenoline
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Khakoo, Salim I.
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Borhis, Gwenoline
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Khakoo, Salim I.
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Borhis, Gwenoline and Khakoo, Salim I. (2011) NK cell receptors: evolution and diversity. Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology, 15 (9), 787-796. (doi:10.4267/2042/46021).

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Abstract

Natural Killer cell functions are regulated by combinations of activating and inhibitory receptors, derived from a number of different gene families. This review focuses on receptors for MHC class I, which include the killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR) and the CD94:NKG2 family of receptors. In particular the KIR are diverse and rapidly co-evolving with their classical MHC class I ligands. Thus NK cells are part of the innate immune system that are continuing to adapt to the challenges of pathogens.

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e-pub ahead of print date: February 2011
Published date: September 2011
Organisations: Clinical & Experimental Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 337524
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/337524
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Date deposited: 26 Apr 2012 14:00
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:02

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