Human Gene MICB (uc021zpg.1) Description and Page Index
  Description: Homo sapiens MHC class I polypeptide-related sequence B (MICB), mRNA.
RefSeq Summary (NM_005931): This gene encodes a heavily glycosylated protein which is a ligand for the NKG2D type II receptor. Binding of the ligand activates the cytolytic response of natural killer (NK) cells, CD8 alphabeta T cells, and gammadelta T cells which express the receptor. This protein is stress-induced and is similar to MHC class I molecules; however, it does not associate with beta-2-microglobulin or bind peptides. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2014].
Transcript (Including UTRs)
   Position: chr6_mann_hap4:2,816,315-2,821,820 Size: 5,506 Total Exon Count: 5 Strand: +
Coding Region
   Position: chr6_mann_hap4:2,816,341-2,820,607 Size: 4,267 Coding Exon Count: 5