Nomenclature for the KIR of non-human species

James Robinson, Lisbeth A. Guethlein, Giuseppe Maccari, Jeroen Blokhuis, Benjamin N. Bimber, Natasja G. de Groot, Nicholas D. Sanderson, Laurent Abi-Rached, Lutz Walter, Ronald E. Bontrop, John A. Hammond, Steven G.E. Marsh, Peter Parham

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The increasing number of Killer Immunoglobulin-like Receptor (KIR) sequences available for non-human primate species and cattle has prompted development of a centralized database, guidelines for a standardized nomenclature, and minimum requirements for database submission. The guidelines and nomenclature are based on those used for human KIR and incorporate modifications made for inclusion of non-human species in the companion IPD-NHKIR database. Included in this first release are the rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta), chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), orangutan (Pongo abelii and Pongo pygmaeus), and cattle (Bos taurus).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)571-583
Number of pages13
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018


  • Allele
  • Database
  • Gene
  • KIR
  • Nomenclature
  • Sequence
  • Variant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Genetics


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