LAIR1: LAIR1 Protein | LAIR1 Antibody

LAIR1 Gene family

LAIR1 Background

Leukocyte associated Ig-like receptor-1 (LAIR1) is a surface molecule expressed on human mononuclear leukocytes that functions as an inhibitory receptor on human NK cells. In addition to NK cells, LAIR1 is expressed on T cells, B cells, macrophages, and dendritic cells. It is predicted to mediate inhibitory functions based on the presence of immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motifs (ITIMs) in its cytoplasmic domain. Cross-linking of LAIR1 on human T cell clones results in inhibition of cytotoxicity only in T cell clones that lack CD28 and are able to spontaneously lyse certain targets in vitro. Moreover, the cytolytic activity of freshly isolated T cells, which is thought to be mainly due to "effector" T cells, can be inhibited by anti-LAIR1 mAb. Thus, LAIR1 functions as an inhibitory receptor not only on NK cells, but also on human T cells. This indicates that LAIR1 provides a mechanism of regulation of effector T cells and may play a role in the inhibition of unwanted bystander responses mediated by Ag-specific T cells. 

Reference for LAIR1

  • Meyaard L, et al. (1999) Leukocyte-associated Ig-like receptor-1 functions as an inhibitory receptor on cytotoxic T cells. J Immunol. 162 (10): 5800-4.
  • Meyaard L, et al. (2001) The epithelial cellular adhesion molecule (Ep-CAM) is a ligand for the leukocyte-associated immunoglobulin-like receptor (LAIR). J Exp Med. 194 (1): 107-12.
  • Xu M, et al. (2000) Identification and characterization of leukocyte-associated Ig-like receptor-1 as a major anchor protein of tyrosine phosphatase SHP-1 in hematopoietic cells. J Biol Chem. 275 (23): 17440-6.

LAIR1 Protein

LAIR1 protein function

Functions as an inhibitory receptor that plays a constitutive negative regulatory role on cytolytic function of natural killer (NK) cells, B-cells and T-cells. Activation by Tyr phosphorylation results in recruitment and activation of the phosphatases PTPN6 and PTPN11. It also reduces the increase of intracellular calcium evoked by B-cell receptor ligation. May also play its inhibitory role independently of SH2-containing phosphatases. Modulates cytokine production in CD4+ T-cells, down-regulating IL2 and IFNG production while inducing secretion of transforming growth factor beta. Down-regulates also IgG and IgE production in B-cells as well as IL8, IL10 and TNF secretion. Inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis in myeloid leukemia cell lines as well as prevents nuclear translocation of NF-kappa-B p65 subunit/RELA and phosphorylation of I-kappa-B alpha/CHUK in these cells. Inhibits the differentiation of peripheral blood precursors towards dendritic cells. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:10229813, ECO:0000269|PubMed:10764762, ECO:0000269|PubMed:11069054, ECO:0000269|PubMed:11160222, ECO:0000269|PubMed:12072189, ECO:0000269|PubMed:15939744, ECO:0000269|PubMed:15950745, ECO:0000269|PubMed:16380958, ECO:0000269|PubMed:9285412, ECO:0000269|PubMed:9692876}.

LAIR1 protein expression

Tissue specificity

Expressed on the majority of peripheral mononuclear cells, including natural killer (NK) cells, T-cells, B-cells, monocytes, and dendritic cells. Highly expressed in naive T-cells and B-cells but no expression on germinal center B-cells. Abnormally low expression in naive B-cells from HIV-1 infected patients. Very low expression in NK cells from a patient with chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection.


By T-cell receptor stimulation in a process that requires p38 MAP kinase and ERK signaling.

LAIR1 protein sequence

This sequence information is just for reference only.From Uniport

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LAIR1 Antibody

There are 5 LAIR1 antibodies which are validated in multiple tissues with various applications, including WB, IHC-P, ELISA. There are 1 LAIR1 antibody for WB, 2 LAIR1 antibody for IHC-P, 3 LAIR1 antibody for ELISA. Among all these LAIR1 antibodies, there are 4 anti-LAIR1 rabbit polyclonal antibodies , 1 anti-LAIR1 rabbit monoclonal antibodies . All the LAIR1 anbodies are produced in house and all are in stock. LAIR1 antibody customerized service is available.

LAIR1 Gene

LAIR1 gene / cDNA is a protein-coding gene which located on 19q13.42. The LAIR1 gene is conserved in chimpanzee, Rhesus monkey, dog, cow, mouse, and rat.76 organisms have orthologs with human gene LAIR1.