NCBI 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. KLRC3 is a member of the NKG2 group which are expressed primarily in natural killer (NK) cells and encodes a family of transmembrane proteins characterized by a type II membrane orientation (extracellular C terminus) and the presence of a C-type lectin domain. The NKG2 gene family is located within the NK complex, a region that contains several C-type lectin genes preferentially expressed on NK cells. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008].
Protein
Protein (NP_002252)
Killer cell lectin-like receptor C member 3
NKG2-E type II integral membrane protein (NK cell receptor E) (NKG2-E-activating NK receptor)
KLRC3
killer cell lectin like receptor C3
Undefined
Very low evidence
C-type lectin
Undefined
C-type - Natural Killer NK
a/b mixed / C-type lectin-like
Uncharacterised
0.262
Undefined
Protein sequence and protein families (fasta) (240 amino acids) Download
MSKQRGTFSEVSLAQDPKWQQRKPKGNKSSISGTEQEIFQVELNLQNASLNHQGIDKIYDCQGLLPPPEKLTAEVLGIICIVLMATVLKTIVLIPFLEQNNSSPNARTQKARHCGHCPEEWITYSNSCYYIGKERRTWEESLQACASKNSSSLLCIDNEEEMKFLASILPSSWIGVFRNSSHHPWVTINGLAFKHEIKDSDHAERNCAMLHVRGLISDQCGSSRIIRRGFIMLTRLVLNS
No structure currently available in the PDB RCSB Databank.
Structural models
Model Confidence:
  •    Very high (pLDDT > 90)
  •    Confident (90 > pLDDT > 70)
  •    Low (70 > pLDDT > 50)
  •    Very low (pLDDT < 50)

  AlphaFold produces a per-residue confidence score (pLDDT) between 0 and 100. Some regions with low pLDDT may be unstructured in isolation.


SWISS-MODEL structural models
Modeller structural model (Homology modelling pipeline), Error: [1.58, 2.05] ÅDownload
The location of the lectin domain structural model is: 105-230
We infer [1.58, 2.05] Å as the interval of error of this structural model.
Template 1: 2BPE chain: A, Q6QLQ4, NP_0NO0REFSEQ0.0, sequence identity: 26.2%, coverage: 91.3%, location in sequence: 117-244, (117-244 in PDB).
Template 2: 5M62 chain: A, Q8VBX4, NP_659192.2, sequence identity: 23.8%, coverage: 94.4%, location in sequence: 192-327, (192-327 in PDB).
Template 3: 1SL4 chain: A, Q9NNX6, NP_066978.1, sequence identity: 22.2%, coverage: 90.5%, location in sequence: 255-382, (255-382 in PDB).
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Ligand
Glycan ligands from structural data
No crystal structures of complexes with glycan ligand.
References
NCBI References (10 PubMed Identifiers)
  • Adenylosuccinate lyase enhances aggressiveness of endometrial cancer by increasing killer cell lectin-like receptor C3 expression by fumarate. [29467457]
  • NKG2H-Expressing T Cells Negatively Regulate Immune Responses. [29545803]
  • KLRC3, a Natural Killer receptor gene, is a key factor involved in glioblastoma tumourigenesis and aggressiveness. [27641066]
  • Human NKG2E is expressed and forms an intracytoplasmic complex with CD94 and DAP12. [24935923]
  • Low gene expression levels of activating receptors of natural killer cells (NKG2E and CD94) in patients with fulminant type 1 diabetes. [24177169]
  • Triggering of effector functions on a CD8+ T cell clone upon the aggregation of an activatory CD94/kp39 heterodimer. [10201920]
  • The genomic organization of NKG2C, E, F, and D receptor genes in the human natural killer gene complex. [9683661]
  • Sequence analysis of a 62-kb region overlapping the human KLRC cluster of genes. [9598306]
  • Human natural killer cell receptors involved in MHC class I recognition are disulfide-linked heterodimers of CD94 and NKG2 subunits. [8943374]
  • Natural killer lectin-like receptors have divergent carboxy-termini, distinct from C-type lectins. [8276468]
UniProt Main References (2 PubMed Identifiers)
  • Conservation and variation in human and common chimpanzee CD94 and NKG2 genes. [11751968]
  • The finished DNA sequence of human chromosome 12. [16541075]
All isoforms of this gene containing a lectin domain
NP_031359.2, NP_002252.2
RNA
RNA (Transcript ID: NM_002261.3)
killer cell lectin like receptor C3, transcript variant 1
m7G-5')ppp(5'-GCAGUUAUCAUAGAGCACAGUCCCUCACAUCACACAGCUGCAGAGAUGAGUAAACAAAGAGGAACCUUCUCAGAAGUGAGUCUGGCCCAGGACCCAAAGUGGCAGCAAAGGAAACCUAAAGGCAAUAAAAGCUCCAUUUCAGGAACCGAACAGGAAAUAUUCCAAGUAGAAUUAAACCUUCAAAAUGCUUCUCUGAAUCAUCAAGGGAUUGAUAAAAUAUAUGACUGCCAAGGUUUACUGCCACCUCCAGAAAAGCUCACUGCCGAGGUCCUAGGAAUCAUUUGCAUUGUCCUGAUGGCCACUGUGUUAAAAACAAUAGUUCUUAUUCCUUUCCUGGAGCAGAACAAUUCUUCCCCGAAUGCAAGAACCCAGAAAGCACGUCAUUGUGGCCAUUGUCCUGAGGAGUGGAUUACAUAUUCCAACAGUUGUUAUUACAUUGGUAAGGAAAGAAGAACUUGGGAAGAGAGUUUGCAGGCCUGUGCUUCAAAGAACUCUUCUAGUCUGCUUUGUAUAGAUAAUGAAGAAGAAAUGAAAUUUCUGGCCAGCAUUUUACCUUCCUCAUGGAUUGGUGUGUUUCGUAACAGCAGUCAUCAUCCAUGGGUGACAAUAAAUGGUUUGGCUUUCAAACAUGAGAUAAAAGACUCAGAUCAUGCUGAACGUAACUGUGCAAUGCUACAUGUACGUGGACUUAUAUCAGACCAGUGUGGAUCUUCAAGAAUCAUUAGACGGGGUUUCAUCAUGUUGACCAGGCUGGUCUUGAACUCCUGAGCUCAAGAAAUCAACACAUCUUGGCCUCCCAAGUUGCUGGGAUUACUGACACAAGCCACCGCCCCUGAGUGCUCAUGUACCAUUUAGCUUGUGUUUUAAAAAUCUACUUUUUCUGCCCUCCCUAUUUUUAACUAGAUGAUGUUUUAAAAAUUACUUUUCCCUCUCUAUAUAGUUUGAUUUAAGCAUUAGUCAUUUACAACAAAUAUUAAUAUUAAAAUGCAGACCGUUAUGAUUGGAAAAUAAAUCAAUGAACAAUA-3'- Poly-A tail
  • Coding region
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DNA
DNA (Gene ID: 3823)
killer cell lectin like receptor C3
strand -
NKG2-E
NCBI CDS gene sequence (723 bp)
5'-ATGAGTAAACAAAGAGGAACCTTCTCAGAAGTGAGTCTGGCCCAGGACCCAAAGTGGCAGCAAAGGAAACCTAAAGGCAATAAAAGCTCCATTTCAGGAACCGAACAGGAAATATTCCAAGTAGAATTAAACCTTCAAAATGCTTCTCTGAATCATCAAGGGATTGATAAAATATATGACTGCCAAGGTTTACTGCCACCTCCAGAAAAGCTCACTGCCGAGGTCCTAGGAATCATTTGCATTGTCCTGATGGCCACTGTGTTAAAAACAATAGTTCTTATTCCTTTCCTGGAGCAGAACAATTCTTCCCCGAATGCAAGAACCCAGAAAGCACGTCATTGTGGCCATTGTCCTGAGGAGTGGATTACATATTCCAACAGTTGTTATTACATTGGTAAGGAAAGAAGAACTTGGGAAGAGAGTTTGCAGGCCTGTGCTTCAAAGAACTCTTCTAGTCTGCTTTGTATAGATAATGAAGAAGAAATGAAATTTCTGGCCAGCATTTTACCTTCCTCATGGATTGGTGTGTTTCGTAACAGCAGTCATCATCCATGGGTGACAATAAATGGTTTGGCTTTCAAACATGAGATAAAAGACTCAGATCATGCTGAACGTAACTGTGCAATGCTACATGTACGTGGACTTATATCAGACCAGTGTGGATCTTCAAGAATCATTAGACGGGGTTTCATCATGTTGACCAGGCTGGTCTTGAACTCCTGA-3'
NCBI CDS gene sequence with introns (location: 10412572.. 10420550) (7979 bp)Download
NCBI CDS gene sequence with introns, 5'UTR and 3'UTR (location: 10412315.. 10420595) (8281 bp)Download
NCBI gene sequence (location: [10412315.. 10420595 + 1000]) (9281 bp)Download
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