LILRB4 (Leukocyte Immunoglobulin Like Receptor B4) is a Protein Coding gene. This gene is a member of the leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor (LIR) family, which is found in a gene cluster at chromosomal region 19q13.4. The receptor is expressed on immune cells where it binds to MHC class I molecules on antigen-presenting cells and transduces a negative signal that inhibits stimulation of an immune response. The receptor can also function in antigen capture and presentation. LILRB4 is believed to down-regulate activation signals mediated by non-receptor tyrosine kinase cascades through the recruitment of SHP-1. LILRB4 is associated with the pathological processes of various inflammatory diseases. The LILRB4 is a central inhibitory receptor in Uterine dendritic cells (uDCs) that plays essential immune-regulatory roles at the maternal-fetal interface.
leukocyte immunoglobulin like receptor B4