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.
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.|