Cervical Cancer Metastasis

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Title: Cervical Cancer Metastasis
Description: Researchers want to identify key molecular events that turn healthy cells into cancerous ones, so as to develop better diagnostic tests and treatments. Here, cervical cancer cells from the HeLa cell line show the interactions of a kinase called LKB1 (in green), a cytoskeletal signaling protein called pFAK (red), and the cell nucleus (blue). These images are examining the influence of LKB1 in regulating FAK activity, which is frequently disrupted during cancer cell motility (movement) and invasion.

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 https://visualsonline.cancer.gov/closeup2016.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Cervical Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Creator: Scott Wilkinson, Adam Marcus
Date Created: January 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.