viernes, 15 de abril de 2016

NCI Visuals Online: Image Details ► Time Series of Microtentacles on a Breast Tumor Cell

NCI Visuals Online: Image Details

National Cancer Institute


Time-lapse image series of microtentacles on the surface of a breast tumor cell (confocal frame taken each 10 seconds). Cells are held by lipid tethers on the surface of microfluidic channels, to enable confocal microscopy of microtentacle dynamics without the blurring caused by the drift of free-floating tumor cells. Since the microenvironments of metastasis (bloodstream, lymphatics) require tumor cells to transit in a free-floating state, this cell tethering technology allows the dynamics of floating cells to be studied to improve the understanding of metastasis.

NCI Visuals Online: Image Details

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