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Neurosphere culture
by Studio Jonas Coersmeier on Flickr.

Fluorescent light micrograph of a group of neural stem cells in culture.

  • The stem cells are differentiating into neurons (red) and nerve support cells (green), which are then migrating out of the neurosphere.
  • Cell nuclei are dyed blue.
  • Intermediate filaments are green.
  • Beta-tubulin III, one of the proteins that make up microtubules, is red.

Intermediate filaments and microtubules are part of the cell’s cytoskeleton, responsible for intracellular transport, cell structure and motility.

September 11, 2012

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