- Isotypic variation of novel immunoglobulin-like transcript/killer cell inhibitory receptor loci in the leukocyte receptor complexM Torkar
Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, GB
Eur J Immunol 28:3959-67. 1998..ILT3 and KIRCI were in the same head-to-tail orientation as has been described for other KIR loci which may facilitate addition or loss of genes between different haplotypes...
- Plasticity in the organization and sequences of human KIR/ILT gene familiesM J Wilson
Immunology Division, Department of Pathology, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1QP, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97:4778-83. 2000..KIR genesis was followed by extensive duplication/deletion as well as intergenic sequence exchange, reminiscent of MHC class I genes, which provide KIR ligands...
- Genomic organization of a human killer cell inhibitory receptor geneM J Wilson
Human Immunogenetics Laboratory, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Tissue Antigens 49:574-9. 1997..Variation in numbers of immunoglobulin domains in different KIR genes is facilitated by conservation of splicing frame in respect to the codon triplet for each immunoglobulin domain...
- Divergent and convergent evolution of NK-cell receptorsR Barten
Immunology Division, Dept of Pathology, University of Cambridge, UK
Trends Immunol 22:52-7. 2001..Here, Roland Barten and colleagues describe the divergent and convergent evolution of NK-cell receptors...