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The actin cytoskeleton seems to play two critical roles in the activation of T cells. One of these roles is T cell shape development and movement, including formation of the immunological synapse. The other is the formation of a scaffold for signaling components. This review focuses on the recent convergence of cell biology and immunology studies to explain the role of the actin cytoskeleton in creating the molecular basis for immunological synapse formation and T cell signaling.

Original publication

DOI

10.1038/76877

Type

Journal article

Journal

Nature immunology

Publication Date

07/2000

Volume

1

Pages

23 - 29

Addresses

Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis MO 63110, USA. dustin@immunology.wustl.edu

Keywords

T-Lymphocytes, Cytoskeleton, Animals, Humans, Actins, Cell Communication, Signal Transduction