Vista in Placenta Tissue

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Title: Vista in Placenta Tissue
Description: Vista is a molecule that regulates T lymphocytes and plays an important role in immunity. Understanding more about Vista's functional role could help researchers develop immunotherapy approaches to the management of human cancer. This image shows a section of placenta tissue, specifically the cells that line villi of placenta. The yellow color represents the presence of Vista protein; red represents the presence of CD8 protein; blue represents the cell nucleus. This assay shows that the Vista molecule is positively present in cells of the placenta, indicating that placenta can be used as control tissue for immune fluorescent staining assay of Vista in cancer research studies.

This image was originally submitted as part of the 2016 NCI Cancer Close Up project.
Topics/Categories: Cells or Tissue -- Normal Cells or Tissue
Treatment -- Immunotherapy
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Tisch Cancer Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Creator: Tin Htwe Thin
Date Created: December 2015
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.