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Newer gene family pages are available

This is our older gene family page that is no longer maintained. Please go to our new look gene family index to view a complete list of our new maintained gene families. More information can be found in our gene families help page.

We have created a mapping file (Excel) that will map most of the old families to the new. However because we have changed the way we assign families and how we organise them, this file may not map all the old families.

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Leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptors

The stem symbol LILR# was approved for this gene family in 2000. These genes have a number of literature synonyms, which are based around three stem symbols: LIR#, ILT# and MIR# (for "leukocyte Immunoglobulin-like receptors", "immunoglobulin-like transcripts" and "monocyte/macrophage Ig-related receptors"). Based on sequence homology two subfamilies have now been defined: subfamily A, for the activating receptors (TM domain); subfamily B for inhibitory (or brake) receptors (TM and ITIM domains).

Click on the Approved Gene Symbol to retrieve the complete gene record

This online database does not include our confidential data. If you would like to create a new gene symbol and name, the only way to confirm it as unique is by contacting us.