The murine Nkrp1 gene family encodes three previously identified activation and inhibitory receptors expressed on natural killer (NK) cells, This family includes the gene for NKR-P1C (NK1.1), the most specific serologic marker on C57BL/6-derived NK cells and is localized in a gene cluster in the NK gene complex (NKC). To further analyze the Nkrp1 family, we constructed and analyzed a bacterial artificial chromosome contig. A genomic organization of the Nkrp1 family was obtained and three new Nkrp1 genes were isolated from interleukin-2-activated NK cells. Thus, the Nkrp1 family adds to the repertoire of receptors expressed by NK cells.
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - 2001|