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T cells recognize small fragments of microorganisms (antigens) on the surface of other cells using T cell antigen receptors. The mechanism by which these receptors signal into T cells is controversial, but two recent studies provide important new clues.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.cub.2005.05.001

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

24/05/2005

Volume

15

Pages

R382 - R385

Keywords

Antigens, Humans, Immunity, Cellular, Major Histocompatibility Complex, Models, Immunological, Receptors, Antigen, T-Cell, Signal Transduction, T-Lymphocytes