Lung Cancer Metastasis
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|Title:||Lung Cancer Metastasis|
This image shows how lung cancer cells invade surrounding tissues and start to spread (metastasis). These lung cancer cells have a mutation of a gene called LKB1 (in green) that promotes invasion. Actin, a cytoskeletal protein, is in red, and the cell nucleus is blue. These H157 lung cancer cells are expressing a GFP-tagged piece of LKB1 to disrupt its normal function. Spheroids of these cells were embedded in a 3-D collagen matrix with cells invading for 24 hours.
This image was originally submitted as part of the 2016 NCI Cancer Close Up project.
This image is part of the NCI Cancer Close Up 2016 collection.
See also visualsonline.cancer.gov/closeup2016.
Cancer Types -- Lung Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
|Type:||Color, Photo (JPEG format)|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute \ Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University|
|Creator:||Scott Wilkinson, Adam Marcus|
|Date Created:||March 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.|