CLEC4C (C-type lectin domain family 4 member C), also known as BDCA2, CLECSF11, CLECSF7, DLEC and CD303. Lectin-type cell surface receptor which may play a role in antigen capturing by dendritic cell. Specifically recognizes non-sialylated galactose-terminated biantennary glycans containing the trisaccharide epitope Gal(beta1-3/4)GlcNAc(beta1-2)Man. Binds to serum IgG. Efficiently targets ligand into antigen-processing and peptide-loading compartments for presentation to T-cells. May mediate potent inhibition of induction of IFN-alpha/beta expression in plasmacytoid dendritic cells. May act as a signaling receptor that activates protein-tyrosine kinases and mobilizes intracellular calcium.
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