CD94 Molecule Synonym Name
CD94,KLRD1,KP43,NK cell receptor
CD94(Natural killer cells antigen CD94) is also known as KLRD1, KP43, NK cell receptor, Killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily D member 1. CD94 plays a role as a receptor for the recognition of MHC class I HLA-E molecules by NK cells and some cytotoxic T-cells. KLRD1 (CD94) is an antigen preferentially expressed on NK cells and is classified as a type II membrane protein because it has an external C terminus. CD94 pairs with the NKG2 molecule as a heterodimer. The CD94/NKG2 complex, on the surface of natural killer cells interacts with Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA)-E on target cells.