TGF-beta Signaling in Human Breast Cancer Cells
|Title:||TGF-beta Signaling in Human Breast Cancer Cells|
Active TGF-beta (green) and latency-associated factor (red) in human breast cancer cells (nuclei, blue). TGF-beta is a pleiotropic signaling molecule found in the extracellular environment of cells that helps suppress tumors and promotes cancer metastasis. TGF-beta is typically found in an inactive form where the active TGF-beta is bound to latency-associated peptide (LAP). Only after dissociation of LAP from TGF-beta can cells sense active TGF-beta. This image measures signaling by TGF-beta in a human breast cancer cell line.
This image was originally submitted as part of the 2015 NCI Cancer Close Up project.
This image is part of the NCI Cancer Close Up 2015 collection.
See also visualsonline.cancer.gov/closeup.
Cancer Types -- Breast Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
|Type:||Color, Photo (JPEG format)|
|Source:||NCI Center for Cancer Research|
|Creator:||Christina Stuelten and Anita Roberts|
|Date Created:||June 2005|
|Date Added:||April 9, 2015|
|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.|