Intercellular telomere transfer extends T cell lifespan Why do T cells give up their specific receptors in vesicles? Alessio and team find that they are "traded" with APC for telomeres that increase T cell lifespan. Exited to be part of the team!
Whoa: Intercellular telomere transfer extends T cell lifespan
So T cells are vampires? They steal the telomeres of their targets to extend their life. Crazy stuff. 🤯
Wow, so weird! T-lymphocytes (T cells) elongate telomeres by acquiring them from other cells that donate their telomeres to T cells via extracellular vesicles. This telomere transfer program supports T cell lifespan.
Intercellular telomere transfer extends T cell lifespan | bioRxiv #ThisIsAmazing
“T cells elongate telomeres by acquiring telomere vesicles from antigen-presenting cells” 😳😳🤫 via
More evidence that T cells are the Queen Bee of the immune system: Intercellular telomere transfer extends T cell lifespan #telomere #Tcell
Astonishing result: immune cells helpfully feed telomeres to T-cells, dramatically extending their lives Textbook-worthy discovery
🤯...wider implications for immunobiology as well as cellular aging ... ➡️ ‘Intercellular telomere transfer extends T cell lifespan’ in