Diversity of killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor genes in Pacific Islands populations

@article{Velickovic2006DiversityOK,
  title={Diversity of killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor genes in Pacific Islands populations},
  author={Marija Velickovic and Zlatibor Velickovic and Heather Dunckley},
  journal={Immunogenetics},
  year={2006},
  volume={58},
  pages={523-532}
}
Killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) regulate the activity of NK and T cells through interaction with specific HLA class I molecules on target cells. To date, 16 KIR genes and pseudogenes have been identified. Diversity in KIR gene content and KIR allelic and haplotype polymorphism has been observed between different ethnic groups. Here, we present… CONTINUE READING