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KIR » Genotype Reference List

KIR Genotypes

Presently this list consists of 660 different KIR genotypes found in 25,116 individuals from 192 populations.

How to search

User can search genotype information by:
  • Filtering one or more specific Populations,
  • choosing a Group (AA, Bx),
  • specifying a country to compare its frequencies,
  • selecting a set of loci if user does not know a complete genotype.
    e.g. 3DL1 positive(1), 2DL1 negative(0), 2DL3-3DP1 not known(leave blank) or not tested(n).

Group Nomenclature (AA, Bx)

First consideration is that if any of genes 2DL2, 2DL5, 3DS1, 2DS1, 2DS2, 2DS3, 2DS5 are present, genotype is taken as having B.
If none of these are present genotype is considered as AA. We have not attempted to distinguished between AB and BB genotypes and called any of these Bx.

Several of the genotypes only occur in one population and indeed only in one individual, and other genotypes will look strange to the experienced observer. Therefore, some of these genotypes may be incorrectly typed. However, for completion purposes, we have included all genotypes reported in the literature or reported directly to us and for the present leave it to you to decide.

Colour Code

Not tested

Specific Population Notes

 nSample Size
 a2DL5 not tested
 b3DL3 not tested
 c2DP1 and 3DP1 not tested
 d2DL4 not tested
 fOnly common genotypes frequencies were published
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Haplotype Group:  Genotype ID:  Country:  Times found in pops : Source of dataset: 
Region:  Ethnic Origin:     Type of Study:  Sort by:  
Genotype: 3DL1 2DL1 2DL3 2DS4 2DL2 2DL5 3DS1 2DS1 2DS2 2DS3 2DS5 2DL4 3DL2 3DL3 2DP1 3DP1
[1=Positive, 0=negative, n=not tested, leave blank for not known]

Hapl GroupGenotype ID ¹ 3DL1 2DL1 2DL3 2DS4 2DL2 2DL5 3DS1 2DS1 2DS2 2DS3 2DS5 2DL4 3DL2 3DL3 2DP1 3DP1PopulationsIndividualsPopulation on which the unique genotype was found ²
AA 1 191 7,590  
AA 279 4 5  
AA 203 6 6  
AA 409 2 2  
AA 407 1 1 Turkey South KIR
AA 650 1 1 Mexico Mestizo Guerrero KIR
AA 195 26 117  
AA 180 15 31  
AA 496 1 2 Brazil Belem Mixed KIR
AA 332 11 30  
AA 485 4 26  
AA 548 1 1 India Northeast Assam Adivasi
AA 486 2 4  
AA 156 9 14  
AA 305 3 3  

¹ Genotype ID - ID assigned by the Allele Frequency Net Database. Please use this number for citations.
² Unique population on which the genotype has been found.



Allele frequency net database (AFND) 2020 update: gold-standard data classification, open access genotype data and new query tools
Gonzalez-Galarza FF, McCabe A, Santos EJ, Jones J, Takeshita LY, Ortega-Rivera ND, Del Cid-Pavon GM, Ramsbottom K, Ghattaoraya GS, Alfirevic A, Middleton D and Jones AR Nucleic Acid Research 2020, 48:D783-8.
Liverpool, U.K.

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