"This is similar to when enemy soldiers overrun a tourist hotel."
"T-cell receptors recognizing antigens by pieces of them displayed on the surface of the antigen-presenting cell is like a soldier sticking a gun out of the tourist hotel."
Immune response as soldier taking over
hotel. The link has the full story.
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