Journal of Cell Biology volume 216, issue 1, P217-230 2016 DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201607064 View full text
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Katelyn M. Spillane, Pavel Tolar

Abstract: To mount antibody responses, B cells need to extract antigens from antigen-presenting cells (APCs). Using new DNA nanosensors, Spillane and Tolar show that B cell antigen extraction occurs via mechanical forces and is regulated by physical properties of the APCs.