Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Video imaging reveals how immune cells sense danger

05/17/2017 12:02 PM EDT

T cells

How do T cells, the beat cops of the immune system, detect signs of disease without the benefit of eyes? Like most cells, they explore their surroundings through direct physical contact, but how T cells feel out intruders rapidly and reliably enough to nip infections and other threats in the bud has remained a mystery to researchers.


Full story at https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2017/05/406956/video-imaging-reveals-how-immune-cells-sense-danger

Source
University of California, San Francisco


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