University of Cambridge researchers have filmed killer T-cells as they attack cancer cells and transfer toxic enzymes to them via the centrosome, reports New Scientist. Researcher Gillian Griffiths tells New Scientist that this shows how powerful and accurate killer T-cells are. "You have to focus that secretion incredibly accurately and we found that the centrosome goes right up to the membrane at the point where the secretion is delivered to make that happen," she says. The researchers hope this work will help them find ways to exploit a patient's natural immunity in the fight against cancer.
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