To become activated, T cells must efficiently recognize antigen-presenting cells or target cells through several complex cytoskeleton-dependent processes, including integrin-mediated adhesion, immunological-synapse formation, cellular polarization, receptor sequestration and signalling. The actin and microtubule systems provide the dynamic cellular framework that is required to orchestrate these processes and ultimately contol T-cell activation. Here, we discuss recent advances that have furthered our understanding of the crucial importance of the T-cell cytoskeleton in controlling these aspects of T-cell immune recognition.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy