En-Face Imaging of T Cell-Dendritic Cell Immunological Synapses.
Leithner A., Merrin J., Sixt M.
Imaging of the immunological synapse (IS) between dendritic cells (DCs) and T cells in suspension is hampered by suboptimal alignment of cell-cell contacts along the vertical imaging plane. This requires optical sectioning that often results in unsatisfactory resolution in time and space. Here, we present a workflow where DCs and T cells are confined between a layer of glass and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) that orients the cells along one, horizontal imaging plane, allowing for fast en-face-imaging of the DC-T cell IS.