Summary: Natural killer (NK) cells are lymphocytes that can mediate lysis of certain tumor cells and virus-infected cells without previous activation. They can also regulate specific humoral and cell-mediated immunity. NK cells preferentially express several calcium-dependent (C-type) lectins, which have been implicated in the regulation of NK cell function. The NKG2 gene family is located within the NK complex, a region that contains several C-type lectin genes preferentially expressed in NK cells. This gene encodes a member of the NKG2 family. The encoded transmembrane protein is characterized by a type II membrane orientation (has an extracellular C terminus) and the presence of a C-type lectin domain. It binds to a diverse family of ligands that include MHC class I chain-related A and B proteins and UL-16 binding proteins, where ligand-receptor interactions can result in the activation of NK and T cells. The surface expression of these ligands is important for the recognition of stressed cells by the immune system, and thus this protein and its ligands are therapeutic targets for the treatment of immune diseases and cancers. Read-through transcription exists between this gene and the upstream KLRC4 (killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily C, member 4) family member in the same cluster. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2010].
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All shRNA Citations:
Mitochondrial damage and cholesterol storage in human hepatocellular carcinoma cells with silencing of UBIAD1 gene expression, Morales, CR;Grigoryeva, LS;Pan, X;Bruno, L;,
Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports Sep 2014
[UBIAD1] Transmembrane Domain Targeting Peptide Antagonizing ErbB2/Neu Inhibits Breast Tumor Growth and Metastasis, Arpel, A;Sawma, P;Spenlé, C;Fritz, J;Meyer, L;Garnier, N;Velázquez-Quesada, I;Hussenet, T;Aci-Sèche, S;Baumlin, N;Genest, M;Brasse, D;Hubert, P;Crémel, G;Orend, G;Laquerrière, P;Bagnard, D;,
Cell Rep Sep 2014
[ERBB2] PGC-1a mediates mitochondrial biogenesis and oxidative phosphorylation in cancer cells to promote metastasis, LeBleu, VS;O'Connell, JT;Gonzalez Herrera, KN;Wikman, H;Pantel, K;Haigis, MC;de Carvalho, FM;Damascena, A;Domingos Chinen, LT;Rocha, RM;Asara, JM;Kalluri, R;,
Nat. Cell Biol. Sep 2014
[PPARGC1A] Leukocyte specific protein-1: A novel regulator of hepatocellular proliferation and migration deleted in human HCC, Koral, K;Paranjpe, S;Bowen, WC;Mars, W;Luo, J;Michalopoulos, GK;,
Hepatology Sep 2014
[ LSP1] Inhibition of tumor-associated avß3 integrin regulates the angiogenic switch by enhancing expression of IGFBP-4 leading to reduced melanoma growth and angiogenesis in vivo, Contois, LW;Akalu, A;Caron, JM;Tweedie, E;Cretu, A;Henderson, T;Liaw, L;Friesel, R;Vary, C;Brooks, PC;,
Angiogenesis Sep 2014
[ITG?3] Pannexin 1 and Pannexin 3 Channels Regulate Skeletal Muscle Myoblast Proliferation and Differentiation, Langlois, S;Xiang, X;Young, K;Cowan, BJ;Penuela, S;Cowan, KN;,
J. Biol. Chem. Sep 2014
[Panx3] TGF-ß1 mediates the radiation response of prostate cancer, Wu, CT;Hsieh, CC;Yen, TC;Chen, WC;Chen, MF;,
J. Mol. Med. Sep 2014
[TGFB1] Beclin-1-p53 interaction is crucial for cell fate determination in embryonal carcinoma cells, Tripathi, R;Ash, D;Shaha, C;,
J. Cell. Mol. Med. Sep 2014
[ATG5] Beclin-1-p53 interaction is crucial for cell fate determination in embryonal carcinoma cells, Tripathi, R;Ash, D;Shaha, C;,
J. Cell. Mol. Med. Sep 2014
[BECN1] Bile Acids Regulate Nuclear Receptor (Nur77) Expression and Intracellular Location to Control Proliferation and Apoptosis, Hu, Y;Chau, T;Liu, HX;Liao, D;Keane, R;Nie, Y;Yang, H;Wan, YJ;,
Mol. Cancer Res. Sep 2014
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