Human Ectocervical Cells

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Title: Human Ectocervical Cells
Description: Infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with various cancers, including cervical cancer. Researchers are working to understand the processes by which HPV can transform a healthy cell into a cancerous one. This image shows human ectocervical cells (HEC) expressing HPV-16 E5 oncoprotein. Fluorescence green color represents the E5 oncoprotein; red represents the nucleoporin p62; and co-localization of both proteins is shown in yellow.

This image was originally submitted as part of the 2016 NCI Cancer Close Up project.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Cervical Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Creator: Ewa Krawczyk
Date Created: 2008
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.