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STRING protein interaction network
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ULBP2UL16-binding protein 2; Binds and activates the KLRK1/NKG2D receptor, mediating natural killer cell cytotoxicity. (246 aa)    
Predicted Functional Partners:
KLRK1
NKG2-D type II integral membrane protein; Functions as an activating and costimulatory receptor involved in immunosurveillance upon binding to various cellular stress- inducible ligands displayed at the surface of autologous tumor cells and virus-infected cells. Provides both stimulatory and costimulatory innate immune responses on activated killer (NK) cells, leading to cytotoxic activity. Acts as a costimulatory receptor for T-cell receptor (TCR) in CD8(+) T-cell-mediated adaptive immune responses by amplifying T-cell activation. Stimulates perforin-mediated elimination of ligand-exp [...]
    
 0.999
MICB
MHC class I polypeptide-related sequence B; Seems to have no role in antigen presentation. Acts as a stress-induced self-antigen that is recognized by gamma delta T cells. Ligand for the KLRK1/NKG2D receptor. Binding to KLRK1 leads to cell lysis; Belongs to the MHC class I family. MIC subfamily.
  
  
 0.971
ULBP3
UL16-binding protein 3; Binds and activates the KLRK1/NKG2D receptor, mediating natural killer cell cytotoxicity; Belongs to the MHC class I family.
  
 
0.917
ULBP1
UL16-binding protein 1; Binds and activates the KLRK1/NKG2D receptor, mediating natural killer cell cytotoxicity.
  
 
0.911
HCST
Hematopoietic cell signal transducer; Transmembrane adapter protein which associates with KLRK1 to form an activation receptor KLRK1-HCST in lymphoid and myeloid cells; this receptor plays a major role in triggering cytotoxicity against target cells expressing cell surface ligands such as MHC class I chain- related MICA and MICB, and UL16-binding proteins (ULBPs); these ligands are up-regulated by stress conditions and pathological state such as viral infection and tumor transformation. Functions as docking site for PI3-kinase PIK3R1 and GRB2. Interaction of ULBPs with KLRK1-HCST trigg [...]
      
 0.861
MICA
MHC class I polypeptide-related sequence A; Seems to have no role in antigen presentation. Acts as a stress-induced self-antigen that is recognized by gamma delta T-cells. Ligand for the KLRK1/NKG2D receptor. Binding to KLRK1 leads to cell lysis. Belongs to the MHC class I family. MIC subfamily.
  
  
 0.844
KLRD1
Natural killer cells antigen CD94; Plays a role as a receptor for the recognition of MHC class I HLA-E molecules by NK cells and some cytotoxic T-cells.
   
 
 0.828
CD226
CD226 antigen; Involved in intercellular adhesion, lymphocyte signaling, cytotoxicity and lymphokine secretion mediated by cytotoxic T- lymphocyte (CTL) and NK cell. Cell surface receptor for NECTIN2. Upon ligand binding, stimulates T-cell proliferation and cytokine production, including that of IL2, IL5, IL10, IL13, and IFNG. Competes with PVRIG for NECTIN2-binding.
      
 0.816
LILRB1
Leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor subfamily B member 1; Receptor for class I MHC antigens. Recognizes a broad spectrum of HLA-A, HLA-B, HLA-C, HLA-G and HLA-F alleles. Receptor for H301/UL18, a human cytomegalovirus class I MHC homolog. Ligand binding results in inhibitory signals and down-regulation of the immune response. Engagement of LILRB1 present on natural killer cells or T-cells by class I MHC molecules protects the target cells from lysis. Interaction with HLA-B or HLA-E leads to inhibition of FCER1A signaling and serotonin release. Inhibits FCGR1A-mediated phosphorylatio [...]
    
 
 0.794
NCR3
Natural cytotoxicity triggering receptor 3; Cell membrane receptor of natural killer/NK cells that is activated by binding of extracellular ligands including BAG6 and NCR3LG1. Stimulates NK cells cytotoxicity toward neighboring cells producing these ligands. It controls, for instance, NK cells cytotoxicity against tumor cells. Engagement of NCR3 by BAG6 also promotes myeloid dendritic cells (DC) maturation, both through killing DCs that did not acquire a mature phenotype, and inducing the release by NK cells of TNFA and IFNG which promote DC maturation.
   
  
 0.785
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Homo sapiens
NCBI taxonomy Id: 9606
Other names: H. sapiens, human, man
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