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Figure 5: DC-T interaction and dynamic calcium signaling in droplets. (A) Co-encapsulation of naïve T cell and DC stimulated with OVA-FITC (100 µg/mL). DCs demonstrate morphological change in droplets over time. (B) Increase in calcium transient in T cell following contact with DC. (C) Non-contact mediated increase in T cell calcium level. Insets (B,C): Fluorescent images of the corresponding T cells. Scale bar: 50 µm. (D) Representative traces of normalized fluorescent intensity (N.F.I) of Fluo-4 in T cells under various states of conjugation with DC:(a) DC-T cells in contact throughout experimental duration; (b) Cell contact initiated at t=2min, indicated by the square () and dissociated at t=12min, indicated by the triangle (); (c,d) No contact observed between DC and T cells throughout experimental duration.