During discussion at the WHO Nomenclature Committee for Factors of the HLA System meeting in Victoria, Canada in May 2002, it was decided to form a sub-committee to co-ordinate the naming of alleles of the genes encoding the Killer-cell Immunoglobulin-like Receptors (KIR) (1). Details of the decisions made by the KIR Nomenclature Committee for KIR gene, allele, haplotype and genotype nomenclature are given under the following sections below. The full report of their discussions is also available (2).
- Genes - includes list of known KIR genes
- Alleles - includes full nomenclature tables for each locus
All references are linked to the PubMed abstract where possible.
Nomenclature for factors of the HLA system, 2002European Journal of Immunogenetics (2002) 29:463-517Human Immunology (2002) 63:1213-1268Tissue Antigens (2002) 60:407-464 ( Abstract)
Killer-cell Immunoglobulin-like Receptors (KIR) Nomenclature Report, 2002Tissue Antigens (2003) 62:79-86 (Abstract)Immunogenetics (2003) 55:220-226 (Abstract)Human Immunology (2003) 64:648-654 (Abstract)European Journal of Immunogenetics (2003) 30:229-234 (Abstract)Journal of Immunological Methods (2003) 281:1-8