Intercellular transfer of cell-surface proteins is common and can affect many stages of an immune response


Cells can extend the limits of their transcriptome by using proteins captured from other cells. Through an exchange of specific proteins, tools and information can be shared to establish integrated communities of cells that are better able to coordinate stages of an immune response. Transferred proteins can also contribute to pathology by allowing, for… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nri2020


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