Cilia in the Nasal Epithelium

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Submitted by Paul Danielian of the Lees Laboratory and Eliza Vasile of the Microscopy Core Facility at the Koch Institute

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Paul Danielian and Nicki Watson
Lees Laboratory and Microscopy Core Facility, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
Transmission Electron Micrograph

"The E2F4 protein is implicated in controlling cell proliferation in normal cells and in tumors but in the nasal epithelium it is essential for development of cilated cells.  This image shows nasal epithelium with cilia projecting from the surface."