Peering into the Cell Nucleus

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Title: Peering into the Cell Nucleus
Description: The human cell nucleus contains a large number of distinct compartments that contribute to a cell's function, such as the speckles that contain RNA-processing proteins (red), which lie next to chromosomes (blue). These speckles disassemble and reassemble during cell division (center cell).

This image was originally submitted as part of the 2015 NCI Cancer Close Up project and selected for exhibit.

This image is part of the NCI Cancer Close Up 2015 collection.

See also visualsonline.cancer.gov/closeup.
Topics/Categories: Cells or Tissue -- Normal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: NCI Center for Cancer Research
Creator: Steve Mabon,Tom Misteli
Date Created: 2014
Date Added: April 8, 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.