Abnormal Lipid Metabolism in Prostate Cancer

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Title: Abnormal Lipid Metabolism in Prostate Cancer
Description: Altered lipid metabolism may be a key signature of cancer. Here, label-free stimulated Raman scattering imaging reveals the storage of cholesterol ester in lipid droplets (bright dots) in aggressive human prostate cancer. This finding may lead to new cancer drugs that work by blocking the activity of cholesterol esterification.

This image was originally submitted as part of the 2016 NCI Cancer Close Up project and selected for exhibit.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Prostate Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Purdue University Center for Cancer Research
Creator: Ji-Xin Cheng
Date Created: 2013
Date Added: April 11, 2016
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.