Interleukin 7 receptor

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The interleukin 7 receptor is a protein found on the surface of cells. It is made up of two different smaller protein chains - i.e. it is a heterodimer, and consists of two subunits, interleukin 7 receptor-α (CD127) and common-γ chain receptor (CD132). The common-γ chain receptors is shared with various cytokines, including interleukin-2, interleukin 4, interleukin 9, and interleukin 15. Interleukin-7 receptor is expressed on various cell types, including naive and memory T cells and many others.[citation needed]


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A study by Griffith University found that CD8+ T cells exhibited significantly decreased CD127 and PSGL-1[1]

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ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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