Recent observations have revealed that intercellular connections can be formed through membrane nanotubes. These delicate structures could facilitate transport of organelles and membrane proteins between cells. The sharing of cell surface and cytoplasmic components between cells could be commonplace in biology, but an important physiological role for membrane nanotubes between immune cells is difficult to test with current technology.
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Conference Article| October 26 2004
Can membrane nanotubes facilitate communication between immune cells?
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B. Önfelt, D.M. Davis; Can membrane nanotubes facilitate communication between immune cells?. Biochem Soc Trans 1 November 2004; 32 (5): 676–678. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/BST0320676
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