Human natural killer cell receptors for MHC class I molecules have been recently identified by cDNA cloning. They are structurally distinct from murine natural killer cell receptors and can be either inhibitory or stimulatory. Despite structural differences, murine and human receptors are diverse and specific for distinct class I ligands. Their characterization provides insight into natural killer cell functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-107
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Immunology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1996


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