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New tool for tracking 'kiss-and-run' communication between cells

02/08/2018

Image: encounters between dendritic cells (red) and T cells (green), made visible by the new tool; Copyright: Laboratory of Lymphocyte Dynamics

When two such manipulated cells interact, they tag each other with the biological equivalent of a smear of lipstick. Thus marked, the cells actively involved in an immune response can be readily identified and counted with flow cytometry, a standard lab technology.