Originally posted by twhitehead
Does RNA show on the outside of cells? It doesn't make sense.
I also was wondering about that. I know that small segments of whatever protein molecules are made in the cell are displayed on the outer membrane so that if any of them come from viral proteins or are from a cancer cell mutated gene then killer T cells can detect them and destroy the cells. This is confirmed at;
But note that RNA isn't even mentioned in the above link and RNA isn't protein!
Is RNA in a human cell displayed on its outer surface?
Or can the immune system somehow detect RNA inside a human cell even when it is not on its outer surface! -if so, how so?
Or has the editor of the OP link made a massive editorial error and wherever in the OP link it says "RNA" that should have been "antigen"! ? -that would make a lot more sense.
And does ANYONE know exactly what happened to those 3 cancer patients mentioned in that OP link?