Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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Valitutti, S. and Espagnolle, N. 2006. Immunological Synapse. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
The immunological synapse is a specialized signalling domain formed at the contact site between cells of the immune system characterized by large-scale clustering and segregation of surface molecules and intracellular signalling components. The molecular dynamics taking place at the immunological synapse is the manifestation of a sustained and elaborate cell–cell information transfer.
- immunological synapses;
- T-cell antigen receptor;
- signal transduction;
- T-lymphocyte activation;
- antigen recognition