Novel rhesus macaque KIR sequences share homology with cynomolgus macaque KIRs. Amino acid differences between the consensus sequences for the lineage II Mamu-KIR genes, KIRnov03, KIRnov04 and the Mafa-KIR sequence EU419113 are shown. The amino-acid position is indicated above the amino-acid sequences. The positions in the novel sequences that vary from the consensus are highlighted. Residues predicted to be involved in MHC-binding or alpha-helix loops are indicated below the sequences with B or L respectively. Black shading indicates residues for which no sequence coverage was available.
Moreland et al. BMC Genomics 2011 12:295 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-295