HeLa Cells with Adenovirus

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Title: HeLa Cells with Adenovirus
Description: A scanning electron micrograph of cultured HeLa cells originally derived many years ago from a woman's cancerous cervical tissue. A light micrograph (x130) of the same cells (inset) reveals rounded double cells in the center in the process of dividing. This HeLa cell (named after patient Henrietta Lacks) has been infected with adenovirus. After 4-1/2 hours the HeLa cell's surface becomes rough. The multiple surface blebs on this cell characteristic for a certain stage of cell division that both normal and cancer cells go through. Research with the SEM has established the extraordinarily responsive nature of cell surface form. This instrument records, in pictures, specific cell reactions to various changes in the cells environment and maps the distribution of surface binding sites for biologically important molecules such as hormone, antigens, and pharmacologic agents.
Topics/Categories: Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: B&W, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: Dr. Timothy Triche. National Cancer Institute
Creator: Unknown Photographer
AV Number: AV-7600-3687
Date Created: 1976
Date Added: January 1, 2001
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.