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How T Cells Count

Rothenberg, Ellen V. (1996) How T Cells Count. Science, 273 (5271). pp. 78-79. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.273.5271.78.

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The rules by which the T cells of the immune system are activated by foreign peptides have seemed inconsistent and counterintuitive. In this week's issue, Viola et al. (p. 104) report that the T cells actually count how many T cell receptors are engaged. When the number 8000 is reached, the T cell becomes activated. In her Perspective, Rothenberg describes the many questions this discovery resolves.

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Additional Information:© 1996 American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Official Citation:How T Cells Count Ellen V. Rothenberg Science 5 July 1996: 273 (5271), 78. [DOI:10.1126/science.273.5271.78]
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