London, United Kingdom
Cytoskeleton And Membrane, Artwork
Francis Leroy, Biocosmos
Photograph - Photograph
Cytoskeleton and membrane. Artwork showing the various structures associated with the cytoskeleton, the protein scaffolding found within cells. The cell membrane is the layered structure (orange and yellow). Other structures include a glycoprotein (green, upper left), a microtubule (cylindrical, lower left), actin microfilaments (green chains, lower right), membrane proteins (within membrane itself; red, blue and purple), motor proteins (pink, next to microtubules), and proteoglycans (blue and yellow strand, upper centre). The proteoglycans are part of the extracellular matrix. The cytoskeleton plays a vital role in transport within the cell.
May 1st, 2013
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