Immune Cells "Eat" Vaccine-Carrying Particles

Immune Cells "Eat" Vaccine-Carrying Particles

Submitted by Adrienne Victoria Li in the Irvine Laboratory at the Koch Institute

MIT Department of Biological Engineering, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Koch Institute at MIT

Adrienne Victoria Li
Irvine Laboratory, Koch Institute
Confocal Micrograph

"We took this image to examine the successful delivery of our particle vaccine system into antigen-presenting cells.  Delivery of particle vaccine into antigen-presenting cells is the first step for stimulating an immune response. Antigen-presenting cells process and present the vaccine to other cells in the immune system so they can recognize the vaccine and fight against the target pathogen."

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