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Cells communicate by sensing diffusible or surface-associated chemical signals, with the surface-associated molecules also providing mechanical cues. New work now shows that both chemical and mechanical signals are critical for the communication between T cells and antigen-presenting dendritic cells in the initiation and maintenance of immune responses.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Current biology : CB

Publication Date

05/2015

Volume

25

Pages

R413 - R415

Addresses

David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.