CD_NAME : CD7

    DESC: CD7 antigen (p41)
    OTH_NAMES: GP40; LEU-9; TP41; Tp40
    124-1D1 IgG1  Vilella  eBioscience
    CD7-6B7 IgG2a  Knapp  AbD Serotec
    Leu-9 IgG2ak  Warner  BD Biosciences
    LT7 IgG2a  Filatov  AbD Serotec
    M-T701 IgG1k  Rieber  BD Biosciences
    MEM-186 IgG1 Horejsi BioLegend
    YTH30.15 IgG2b  Waldmann H  AbD Serotec
    CD7-6B7 IgG2a Knapp BioLegend
    MEM-186 IgG1 Horejsi AbD Serotec
    Leu-9 IgG2ak  Warner  eBioscience
    1-3 IgG2a Dupont
    1-3 IgG2a Dupont
    3A1 IgG2b  Coulter 
    3A1 IgG1  Haynes 
    3A1a IgG1  Haynes 
    3A1b-4G6 IgG2  Haynes 
    3A1d-14C2 IgG1  Haynes 
    3A1e-12H7 IgG2b  Haynes 
    3A1f-13D1 unknown  Haynes 
    3A1g-14F12 unknown  Haynes 
    4A IgG2a  Morishima Y 
    7G5 IgG2a  Lazarovits 
    8H8.1 IgG2a  Mawas 
    121 unknown Bernard
    124-1D1 IgG1  Vilella  eBioscience
    142-9 IgG1  Vilella 
    142-24 IgG1  Vilella 
    B-F12 IgG2a  Wijdenes 
    BH5 IgG2a Vermot-Desroches
    BE57 unknown  Boumsell 
    CD7-6B7 IgG2a  Knapp  AbD Serotec
    CL1.3 IgG2a  Morishima 
    CLB-3A1/1 unknown  Tetteroo 
    DK24 IgG2b  Just
    F93-8A6 (S-T2) unknown  Poncelet 
    F101-229 IgG1  Carriere 
    G3-7 IgG1  Ledbetter 
    HIT7 IgG1  Chen 
    HN16.42 IgG1  Sun 
    HuLym2 IgG2a  McKenzie 
    I21 IgG2b  Bernard 
    I263 unknown  Bernard 
    I458 unknown  Bernard 
    ICO-87 IgG1  Baryshnikov 
    JOR-T7 IgM  Amador 
    Leu-9 IgG2ak  Warner  BD Biosciences
    LN67 IgG2b  Sun 
    LS93 IgG2b  Sun 
    LT7 IgG2a  Filatov  AbD Serotec
    M-T701 IgG1k  Rieber  BD Biosciences
    MEM-186 IgG1 Horejsi BioLegend
    OKT16 unknown  Talle 
    PANL7D IgG2a  Mortone 
    SN210 IgG1  Sun 
    T55 IgG2a  Maeda 
    TH-69 IgG1  Gramatzki 
    Tp40 unknown  Ueda 
    Tü14 IgG3  Ziegler A 
    Tü93 IgG  Ziegler 
    WM31 IgG3  Favaloro 
    YTH3.2 IgG2b  Waldmann H 
    YTH30.15 IgG2b  Waldmann H  AbD Serotec
    CD7-6B7 IgG2a Knapp BioLegend
    MEM-186 IgG1 Horejsi AbD Serotec
    Leu-9 IgG2ak  Warner  eBioscience

    CD7 is a type 1 integral glycoprotein belonging to the immunoglobulin superfamily. The extracellular part contains an IgV-like domain.1 The cytoplasmic tail displays an YXXM sequence for signaling.2

    1. Stillwell R, Bierer BE. T cell signal transduction and the role of CD7 in costimulation. Immunol Res. 2001;24:31-52.
    2. Songyang Z, Shoelson SE, Chaudhuri M, Gish G, Pawson T, Haser WG, King F, Roberts T, Ratnofsky S, Lechleider RJ, et al. SH2 domains recognize specific phosphopeptide sequences. Cell. 1993;72:767-78.


    Secreted epithelial cell protein K121 and galectin-1.2 IgM has also been proposed to be a CD7 ligand.3


    Intracellular associate molecules

    PI3K4, CD35, CD456 and PI4K.7

    1. Lyman SD, Escobar S, Rousseau AM, Armstrong A, Fanslow WC. Identification of CD7 as a cognate of the human K12 (SECTM1) protein. J Biol Chem. 20004;275:3431-7.
    2. Pace KE, Lee C, Stewart PL, Baum LG. Restricted receptor segregation into membrane microdomains occurs on human T cells during apoptosis induced by galectin-1. J Immunol. 1999;163:3801-11.
    3. Nishimura M, Takanashi M, Okazaki H, Satake M, Nakajima K. Role of CD7 expressed in lung microvascular endothelial cells as Fc receptor for immunoglobulin M. Endothelium. 2006;13:287-92.
    4. Lee DM, Patel DD, Pendergast AM, Haynes BF. Functional association of CD7 with phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase: interaction via a YEDM motif. Int Immunol. 1996;8:1195-203.
    5. Lazarovits AI, Osman N, Le Feuvre CE, Ley SC, Crumpton MJ. CD7 is associated with CD3 and CD45 on human T cells. J Immunol. 1994;153:3956-66.
    6. Subrahmanyam G, Rudd CE, Schneider H. Association of T cell antigen CD7 with type II phosphatidylinositol-4 kinase, a key component in pathways of inositol phosphate turnover. Eur J Immunol. 2003;33:46-52.



    CD_NAME : CD7

    T cells subsets1, thymocytes2 and NK cells.3 It is also expressed in T cell precursors4, pre-B cells5, a subset of B cells5 and myeloid progenitors.6

    1. Morishima Y, Kobayashi M, Yang SY, Collins NH, Hoffmann MK, Dupont B. Functionally different T lymphocyte subpopulations determined by their sensitivity to complement-dependent cell lysis with the monoclonal antibody 4A. J Immunol. 1982;129:1091-8.
    2. Tax WJM, Kibbelaar MDA, De Groot J, Capel PJA Koene RAP, Willems HW, De Waal RMW and Reekers P. 1982. Monoclonal antibodies against human thymocytes and T lymphocytes. Protides of the Biological Fluids. 1982; 29:701-704.
    3. Rabinowich H, Pricop L, Herberman RB, Whiteside TL. Expression and function of CD7 molecule on human natural killer cells. J Immunol. 1994;152:517-26.
    4. Haynes BF, Martin ME, Kay HH, Kurtzberg J. Early events in human T cell ontogeny. Phenotypic characterization and immunohistologic localization of T cell precursors in early human fetal tissues. J Exp Med. 1988;168:1061-80.
    5. Grümayer ER, Griesinger F, Hummell DS, Brunning RD, Kersey JH. Identification  of novel B-lineage cells in human fetal bone marrow that coexpress CD7. Blood. 1991;77:64-8.
    6. Chabannon C, Wood P, Torok-Storb B. Expression of CD7 on normal human myeloid progenitors. J Immunol. 1992;149:2110-3.


    CD_NAME : CD7

    CD7 can act as a costimulatory molecule on T cells. Through binding with K12, it promotes T cell proliferation and IFN-γ/IL-2 production.1 CD7 also induces T-cell integrin-mediated adhesion as demonstrated by CD7 crosslinking experiments.2-3 However, K12-CD7 engagement does not induce proliferation of mice T cells.4

    On NK cells, CD7 engagement enhances NK cell proliferation, cytotoxicity, integrin-mediated adhesion and IFN-γ secretion.5-6 Furthermore, CD7 ligation leads to the upregulation of several surface molecules including CD25, CD54, and CD69.4-5

    In addition, CD7 is required for galectin-1-induced cell death of thymocytes and T cells and therefore CD7 might be involved in immune response regulation and thymic selection.7 Furthermore, evidences from CD7-deficient mice models suggest that CD7 might play a role in Treg development and function.8

    1. Wang T, Huang C, Lopez-Coral A, Slentz-Kesler KA, Xiao M, Wherry EJ, Kaufman RE. K12/SECTM1, an interferon-γ regulated molecule, synergizes with CD28 to costimulate human T cell proliferation. J Leukoc Biol. 2012;91:449-59.
    2. Shimizu Y, van Seventer GA, Ennis E, Newman W, Horgan KJ, Shaw S. Crosslinking of the T cell-specific accessory molecules CD7 and CD28 modulates T cell adhesion. J Exp Med. 1992;175:577-82.
    3. Chan AS, Mobley JL, Fields GB, Shimizu Y. CD7-mediated regulation of integrin adhesiveness on human T cells involves tyrosine phosphorylation-dependent activation of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase. J Immunol. 1997;159:934-42.
    4. Lyman SD, Escobar S, Rousseau AM, Armstrong A, Fanslow WC. Identification of CD7 as a cognate of the human K12 (SECTM1) protein. J Biol Chem. 2000;275:3431-7.
    5. Rabinowich H, Pricop L, Herberman RB, Whiteside TL. Expression and function of CD7 molecule on human natural killer cells. J Immunol. 1994;152:517-26.
    6. Rabinowich H, Lin WC, Herberman RB, Whiteside TL. Signaling via CD7 molecules on human NK cells. Induction of tyrosine phosphorylation and beta 1 integrin-mediated adhesion to fibronectin. J Immunol. 1994;153:3504-13.
    7.  Pace KE, Hahn HP, Pang M, Nguyen JT, Baum LG. CD7 delivers a pro-apoptotic signal during galectin-1-induced T cell death. J Immunol. 2000;165:2331-4.
    8. Sempowski GD, Cross SJ, Heinly CS, Scearce RM, Haynes BF. CD7 and CD28 are required for murine CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cell homeostasis and prevention of thyroiditis. J Immunol. 2004;172:787-94.


    CD_NAME : CD7

    Cell marker

    CD7 is a useful marker for diagnosis and classification of T-cell chronic lymphoproliferative diseases, T-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma, NK-cell chronic lymphoproliferative diseases, acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome.1

    1. van Dongen JJ, Lhermitte L, Böttcher S, Almeida J, van der Velden VH, Flores-Montero J, Rawstron A, Asnafi V, Lécrevisse Q, Lucio P, Mejstrikova E, Szczepański T, Kalina T, de Tute R, Brüggemann M, Sedek L, Cullen M, Langerak AW, Mendonça A, Macintyre E, Martin-Ayuso M, Hrusak O, Vidriales MB, Orfao A; EuroFlow Consortium (EU-FP6, LSHB-CT-2006-018708). EuroFlow antibody panels for standardized n-dimensional flow cytometric immunophenotyping of normal, reactive  and malignant leukocytes. Leukemia.;26:1908-75.



    Anti-CD7 therapy has been studied in the context of transplantation, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.

    In transplantation, T-guard, a combination of anti-CD3 and anti-CD7 ricin A-immunotoxins, has been tested in studies of GvHD.1-2 Furthermore, anti-CD7 administration has also been studied in renal rejection.3

    Preliminary data shows a potential therapeutic effect of anti-CD7 toxin delivery in hematologic malignancies such as T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and T-cell large granular lymphocyte .4-9 Recently, Gomes-Silva et al reported an anti-leukemic effect of CD7 CAR T-cells in a mice model of acute T-cell leukemia.10

    Last, few studies have been performed in rheumatoid arthritis and the results suggest a minor effect of anti-CD7 therapy.11-12

    1. (NCT02027805) Safety and Efficacy Study of T-Guard to Treat Steroid-resistant Acute GVHD. U.S. National Institutes of Health.
    2. Van Oosterhout YV, van Emst L, Schattenberg AV, Tax WJ, Ruiter DJ, Spits H, Nagengast FM, Masereeuw R, Evers S, de Witte T, Preijers FW. A combination of anti-CD3 and anti-CD7 ricin A-immunotoxins for the in vivo treatment of acute graft versus host disease. Blood. 2000;95:3693-701.
    3. Sharma LC, Muirhead N, Lazarovits AI. Human mouse chimeric CD7 monoclonal antibody (SDZCHH380) for the prophylaxis of kidney transplant rejection: analysis beyond 4 years. Transplant Proc. 1997;29:323-4.
    4. Tang J, Li J, Zhu X, Yu Y, Chen D, Yuan L, Gu Z, Zhang X, Qi L, Gong Z, Jiang P, Yu J, Meng H, An G, Zheng H, Yang L. Novel CD7-specific nanobody-based immunotoxins potently enhanced apoptosis of CD7-positive malignant cells. Oncotarget. 2016;7:34070-83.
    5. Yu Y, Li J, Zhu X, Tang X, Bao Y, Sun X, Huang Y, Tian F, Liu X, Yang L. Humanized CD7 nanobody-based immunotoxins exhibit promising anti-T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia potential. Int J Nanomedicine. 2017;12:1969-1983.
    6. Fishwild DM, Aberle S, Bernhard SL, Kung AH. Efficacy of an anti-CD7-ricin A chain immunoconjugate in a novel murine model of human T-cell leukemia. Cancer Res. 1992;52:3056-62.
    7. Preijers FW, De Witte T, Wessels JM, De Gast GC, Van Leeuwen E, Capel PJ, Haanen C. Autologous transplantation of bone marrow purged in vitro with anti-CD7-(WT1-) ricin A immunotoxin in T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia and lymphoma. Blood. 1989;74:1152-8.
    8. Frankel AE, Laver JH, Willingham MC, Burns LJ, Kersey JH, Vallera DA. Therapy of patients with T-cell lymphomas and leukemias using an anti-CD7 monoclonal antibody-ricin A chain immunotoxin. Leuk Lymphoma. 1997;26:287-98.
    9. Waurzyniak B, Schneider EA, Tumer N, Yanishevski Y, Gunther R, Chelstrom LM, Wendorf H, Myers DE, Irvin JD, Messinger Y, Ek O, Zeren T, Langlie MC, Evans WE, Uckun FM. In vivo toxicity, pharmacokinetics, and antileukemic activity of TXU (anti-CD7)-pokeweed antiviral protein immunotoxin. Clin Cancer Res. 1997;3:881-90.
    10. Gomes-Silva D, Srinivasan M, Sharma S, Lee CM, Wagner DL, Davis TH, Rouce RH, Bao G, Brenner MK, Mamonkin M. CD7-edited T cells expressing a CD7-specific CAR for the therapy of T-cell malignancies. Blood. 2017;130:285-296.
    11. Kirkham BW, Pitzalis C, Kingsley GH, Chikanza IC, Sabharwal S, Barbatis C, Grahame R, Gibson T, Amlot PL, Panayi GS. Monoclonal antibody treatment in rheumatoid arthritis: the clinical and immunological effects of a CD7 monoclonal antibody. Br J Rheumatol. 1991;30:459-63.
    12. Kirkham BW, Thien F, Pelton BK, Pitzalis C, Amlot P, Denman AM, Panayi GS. Chimeric CD7 monoclonal antibody therapy in rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol. 1992;19:1348-52.


    CD_NAME : CD7


    NCBI_OTHER_NAME GP40; LEU-9; TP41; Tp40
    DESC CD7 antigen (p41)


    HGNC_LOCUS_TAG: 1695
    NCBI_MAP: 17q25.2-q25.3
    GENE_SIZE: 2707
    PRCORENC: 82 to 804
    ENTREN: ENST00000312648
    NCBI_REF_SEF_ENTRY: NP_006128 , 5453613
    PR_MO_WEIGHT: 25409
    PR_SW_PR: 6.07
    IPI_NUMBER: IPI00015199
    ENSM_NUMBER: P09564

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