Actin Inhibition in a Retinal Cell

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Submitted by Adam S. Zeiger of the Van Vliet Laboratory for Material Chemomechanics

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Adam S. Zeiger
Van Vliet Laboratory for Material Chemomechanics, MIT Department of Materials Science
Epi Fluorescence Micrograph

"The image is of a mammalian retinal pericyte cell which has been exposed to the pharmacological actin inhibitor, latrunculin A. Latrunculin A causes the cell to lose its contractile ability and produces interesting morphologies, as seen in this image."