T cell signaling goes with the flow

submitted by: JCB
Activated T cell receptors stimulate actin polymerization at the periphery of the immunological synapses that form between lymphocytes and antigen-presenting cells. Babich et al. reveal that the retrograde flow of actin, largely driven by continuous polymerization, is required to sustain downstream signaling events and T cell activation. This biosights episode presents the paper by Babich et al. from the June 11, 2012 issue of The Journal of Cell Biology and includes an interview with senior...