Swapping Molecules During Cell-Cell Interactions

Sci. STKE, 1 March 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 273, p. pe8
DOI: 10.1126/stke.2732005pe8

Swapping Molecules During Cell-Cell Interactions

  1. Jonathan Sprent*
  1. Department of Immunology, IMM4, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.
  1. *Contact information. Telephone, 858-784-8619; fax, 858-784-8839; e-mail, jsprent{at}scripps.edu


Interactions between cells of the immune system can lead to intercellular exchange of cell-surface molecules. Recent studies indicate that such exchange can be bidirectional when natural killer cells interact with their target cells. Sprent reviews the mechanisms involved in cell-cell molecular transfer and the receptor-ligand interactions involved.


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