CLEC4C

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CLEC4C

A gene on chromosome 12p13.2-p12.3 that encodes a C-type lectin domain protein involved in antigen capture, targeting ligands to peptide-loading compartments for presentation to T-cells. CLEC4C may downregulate IFN-alpha/beta expression in plasmacytoid dendritic cells; it may also act as a signalling receptor, activating protein-tyrosine kinases and mobilising intracellular calcium.
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They can also express other plasmacytoid dendritic cell-associated antigens, such as blood dendritic cell antigen 2 (BDCA-2)/CD303 and the interferon [alpha]-dependent molecule MxA.
In addition, markers recently developed for PDCs, including CD123 (the interleukin-3 receptor), blood dendritic cell antigen 2 (BDCA2/CD303), (5) and T-cell leukemia/lymphoma 1 (TCL1) and CD2-associated protein (CD2AP), (6) were rarely tested in the literature published prior to 2008.