CLEC4C(redirected from HECL)
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CLEC4CA 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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