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  1. CD8

    CD8 is a transmembrane glycoprotein that serves as a co-receptor for the T cell receptor. Like the TCR, CD8 binds to a major histocompatibility complex molecule, but is specific for the class I MHC protein. There are two isoforms of the protein, alpha and beta, each encoded by a different gene. In humans, both genes are located on chromosome 2 in position 2p12.

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