Killer Cell Ig-Like Receptor (KIR)
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The human KIR family encodes lymphocyte receptor for human leukocyte class I antigens. This family is unique in human in that it is separated into two haplotype groups (A and B), defined by centromeric and telomeric motifs. Each haplotype group arose after the Pan-Homo split, with the haplotype-distuinguishing telomeric motifs arising more recently than the centromeric motifs.
Different patterns of evolution in the centromeric and telomeric regions of group A and B haplotypes of the human killer cell Ig-like receptor locus., , PLoS One, 2010, Volume 5, Issue 12, p.e15115, (2010)