Genetic disparity of the Natural Killer Gene Complex (NKC) can modify skin graft rejection in rats

Daniel Pöhnert, Jürgen Klempnauer, Kurt Wonigeit & Joachim Hundrieser
Introduction: The rat NKC mapping on chromosome 4 is encompassing several gene families and single copy genes coding for cell surface expressed proteins with a C-type lectin-like structure. The majority of these proteins function as receptors (e.g. on NK-cells) inducing either activating or inhibitory[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]