T cell immunoreceptor with Ig and ITIM domains

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TIGIT or T Cell Immunoreceptor With Ig And ITIM Domains, alternatively known as WUCAM or Vstm3 or VSIG9 is a protein and antibody which has an important role in the immune system.[1][2] The gene that encodes the TIGIT antibody may also be referred to as TIGIT.[3]

Function[edit | edit source]

TIGIT is an emerging immune checkpoint, and a number of drugs targeting TIGIT are undergoing clinical trials for a number of types of cancer.[2][3]

ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Fibromyalgia[edit | edit source]

A 2021 study by Verma et al. using immune profiling that TIGIT may have an important role in fibromyalgia.[1]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2021, Unbiased immune profiling reveals a natural killer cell-peripheral nerve axis in fibromyalgia[1] - (Abstract)

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Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.11.2 Verma, Vivek; Drury, Gillian L.; Parisien, Marc; Özdağ Acarli, Ayşe N.; Al-Aubodah, Tho-Alfakar; Nijnik, Anastasia; Wen, Xia; Tugarinov, Nicol; Verner, Maria; Klares, Richie III; Linton, Alexander (March 4, 2022). "Unbiased immune profiling reveals a natural killer cell-peripheral nerve axis in fibromyalgia". PAIN. doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002498. ISSN 0304-3959. PMC 8942876. PMID 34913882.
  2. 2.02.1 Harjunpää, H.; Guillerey, C. (May 2020). "TIGIT as an emerging immune checkpoint". Clinical and Experimental Immunology. 200 (2): 108–119. ISSN 1365-2249. PMID 31828774.
  3. 3.03.1 "T cell immunoreceptor with Ig and ITIM domains - Gene card". Gene cards. Retrieved May 1, 2022.

T cell A type of white blood cell which is mostly produced or matured in the thymus gland (hence T-cell) and is involved in the adaptive immune response on a cellular level. Also known as a T lymphocyte. (Learn more: www.youtube.com)

antibodies Antibody/immunoglobulin refers to any of a large number of specific proteins produced by B cells that act against an antigen in an immune response.

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