Thursday, March 15, 2012

Killer T cell recognizes a cancer cell

Check this out. This is the video of a killer T cell interacting with a cancer cell. At least ones per day in your body a killer T cell kills a potentially cancerous cell.

After the recognition of the cell via the interaction of the surface molecules, killer T-cell actually releases a mileau of proteins into the immunological synapse. Perforins will open the cancer cell's membrane and allow for proteins called Granzymes to enter the cancer cell. Granzymes will then induce apoptosis in the target cancer cell.

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